I reopened my Etsy page to permanently host listings for my vintage and handmade things. Recent items will still be posted on Ebay, of course. And if you e-mail me, I can definitely combine shipping between sites!
All in all, it's been rough. I was in a car accident which totaled the car, which caused me to lose one well-paying job, and then both DH and I lost our jobs (I had three). And then without a car, I can't get to the third job when they called me for work! Aaugh! So I'm selling off some kimono I absolutely adore, and I'm sure you'll love them, too. :P They're all absolutely perfect, even if some are in less than pristine condition.
WW2-era Burnt Orange Kiku Kimono, approx. 1940s
This komon is from the 1940s, judging by the shorter sleeves and
characteristic red lining of the era. Woven into the fabric is a pattern
of waves and chrysanthemums in diagonal stripes, a chic and tasteful
Autumn design. It seems to be a thick silk/synthetic blend, which was
fairly common at the time, but I can't be certain without taking a piece
of it apart and doing a burn test. The lining is intact, but there are some stains on the front left panel and inside.
Shoulder to hem: 142.5CM/57IN
Wrist to wrist: 125CM/50IN
Sleeve length: 51.87CM/20.75IN
Body width: 60CM/24IN
WW2-era Black + Green Synthetic Kimono
This kimono is from the late 1930s or the 1940s, judging by the red
lining and short sleeves. The outer fabric is a thin early synthetic,
and the lining is silk. Green, white, and black, with mustard and red lining. This
kimono has many damages, mostly to the lining. There are one or two on
the outside of the kimono, like the moth holes in the sleeve shown.
There are more photos, but Etsy only allows five. It is a difficult thing to wear unless you
intend to wear a haori over the top to hide the sleeve damage. It is a
unique piece of history, however, for the collector.
Shoulder to hem: 59IN/150CM
Wrist to wrist: 49.5IN/126CM
Sleeve length: 20IN/51CM
Body width: 12.25IN/31CM
Unused Vintage Blue Men's Kaku Obi
This is a vintage synthetic formal or semi-formal kaku obi, a type of
narrow obi for men's kimono.
Vintage "new" is an item which was
manufactured and then didn't sell; it has never been worn. This one is
from approximately the early 1990s. The original white wrappers are
still on the obi. The blue one is the last one available, so get it
while you can!