Anyway, for the longest time I've wanted to take really nice photos of all my kimono... still do. Buut until such a time when I get better I've been taking crappy photos of my stuff :p
If you are interested in close-ups of the above they are in the Kimono accessories folder of my flickr.
Now the good stuff ;)
Since I sold my kiku kuro hikizuri last year I'm technically down to two geiko's hikizuri.
Both of them I think are around mid Showa age and not in wearable condition, so please admire them for all their prettyness.
This wave hikizuri has golden thread woven into the fabric all over giving it a beatuiful shimmery look that makes some photos look off in colour, but the base colour is a nice purple.
The fabric is old and ripping in certain places.
Like I said, I'm not a great photographer but this one looks much nicer in person. But its badly stained, like someone splashed tea all over it :(
I bought it listed as a furisode with the tucks removed, but because the upper body is so badly discoloured it was rather obvious what it was.
It has beautiful autumn leaves that I just love!
I was also lucky enough to find a maiko wearing it in my 1958 Miyako odori porgam.
So at 54 (if not more) years of age its retiring with me :)
Here is the set on Flickr to see more photos or to view them in a larger size.
Hopefully will get around to doing more soon, but knowing me it'll be a while lol