Furisode, Late Edo period (1789–1868), 19th century Silk, 4:1 satin damask weave (rinzu); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin stitches; laid work and couching, and padded couching; lined with silk, plain weave 183.8 x 128.8 cm (72 1/4 x 50 3/4 in.). First the edges of the trunk were padded with a heavy thread; then, over this padding, gold-wrapped thread was couched with red silk thread.The Art Institute of Chicago
Furisode | The Art Institute of Chicago
Tatewaku Kimono 1910s Tatewaku (Geyser) is a spring motif, symbolizing the steam rising from plants at the first spring heat. This postcard is back-stamped Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture. Osaka Maiko Yachiyo II named after her famous predecessor at the Tonda geisha house.
Stephane Barbery "le violence du dos-zoo"
Scan A1. Scans from book: 300 years of Japanese women’s appearance, kimono, kanzashi etc. ISBN4-87940-541-8. An incredible set of shots of a tayuu (courtesan) dress. The opulant heavily-embroidered uchikake (outer kimono) and obi appear to date to the mid-19th century. Images scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr
Genroku Style Travelling Clothes 1907, A Tokyo Geisha wearing a Tsubo-shozoku (travelling outfit) consisting of a Kosode (short-sleeved kimono) decorated with large patterns of the "Hitta-kanoko-shibori" variety, typical of the Genroku period (1688-1703), and holding an Ichime-gasa (city hat) in one hand and a Sutekki (walking stick) in the other.