Shikishi Phoenix & Flowers
Shikishi Phoenix & Flowers
Shikishi Phoenix & Flowers
Shikishi Phoenix & Flowers

Shikishi Phoenix & Flowers

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An beautiful vintage silk kimono with a kaleidescopic array of traditional patterns, flowers and birds in shades of mauve, burnt orange, green, ochre & chocolate on a cream background. 

This very pretty kimono has a complex print designed around hanakuitori - 'flower-eating birds', a motif that was adopted from Chinese art. If you look carefully you will see shikishi featuring the mythical phoenix hidden in amongst the peonies & chrysanthemums, as well as crane motifs, bamboo leaves and other traditional flowers. The kimono has an off-white silk inner and a red ombre silk hakkake (the inner cuff and hem of the lining). 

Shikishi are a special type of square card or paper used in Japan for writing poems and drawing illustrations. They are often represented in textile prints as square or rectangular motifs containing a picture that is separate to the background design.

 The Detail

  • One of a kind
  • Excellent vintage condition
  • Wraps to close
  • 100% silk exterior & lining 

The Fit

  • 128 cm wingspan
  • 44.5 cm sleeve depth
  • 60 cm back width
  • 153 cm length

 Care 

  • Dry clean only