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Unique Japanese Wedding Gown, Hand Embroidery in Soft Blue

Unique Japanese Wedding Gown, Hand Embroidery in Soft Blue

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1970: Item # 836141
Asian Art By Kyoko
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Unique Japanese Uchikake (wedding gown), embroidered in thick light blue silk, the liner is red silk without padding except at the bottom hem. The embroidery and gold couching (some silver) work are all done by hand. The pattern is from ancient Chinese "Shokko nishiki". The colors of silk looks different on different parts of the gown. We laid the gown under the sun light when we took extra photos. The light changed everything. It picked up the gold from gold threads (threads are wrapped in gold foil) and the pearl color in silk. A wonderful effect. Silk itself react to the lighting. Silk obi used as a table runner can completely look different if it was looked from the different side of the table.

This gown will look gorgeous when it is exposed to some lights.

The condition is excellent with the basting stitches still intact. Dimensions: 52 1/2" wide (sleeve to sleeve) x 74" long, the sleeves, 47" long.