Omi-Jofu Kasuri Child's Kimono - Fans and Cherry Blossoms
Omi-jofu is a hemp cloth from Shiga prefecture, and is known to be an exceptional finely woven and collectible example of bast fiber weaving.
The kasuri motif here in this case is a flurry of fans and cherry blossoms.
Multiple threads are used to add a semamori protective talisman down the back. Further semamori are added to the front, decorating the sash.
The fine kasuri fabric is offset with a brilliant aqua blue cotton which is used to partially line the sleeve and also as a sash.
Pristine condition aside from a small bit of discoloration found on one side of one of the sashes.
Early-mid twentieth century
Dimensions: 31 x 37″ (78 x 93cm)