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This Vintage Silk Hitoe Dress Kimono is a gorgeous specimen of a vintage textile and dates to the Showa period, circa approximately 1926-1940s. The fabric is a very high quality silk of a rich beautiful color, the flat deco floral pattern of which is stunning. It is all hand sewn and pieced so perfectly that you can barely detect any of the stitching. Every single seam is either rolled or turned or folded, and blind stitched with tiny strokes so that no fabric edge is showing.

The color is somewhere between a rich dusty blue and purple, with a silver Lilly floral pattern.

This is a hitoe (summer) kimono with a sha silk weave, that is light and cool with no lining except the cream silk reinforcement lining at the neckline.

This belonged to the daughter of a famous Scottish Lord and a well-traveled family.


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Length - 57" (144.8 cm)
Width - 23" across the back (58.4 cm)
Sleeve end to Sleeve End across back - 39" across (99.1 cm)
Sleeve Length top to bottom - 24" (61 cm)


Overall sturdy and crisp condition. The silk is somewhat raw in nature, so it contains some flecks and flaws that are perfectly natural to the material. I did find a couple of tiny pinholes in the back when I held it up to the light and one on the inside placket. The fabric has naturally and evenly faded just a bit over the years.

Recently upon pulling the piece out to inspect it again, I found some light staining, and I attached one of the photos I took to the listing. Please message me to view the other detailed photos I took. I've reduced the price to reflect this.

Antique Vintage Dress Kimono 20s 30s 40s 1940s 1930s 1920s Deco Silk Hitoe


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: raw, silk
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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