Saturday, January 22, 2011

Vintage Blue Rose Komon

I won this vintage blue komon today for 1 cent! I love wins like that! I hope it's the exact same color as pictured and not more green, but we will see when it arrives in a few weeks. I love the design of climbing roses. It even has little rose buds and rose hips! Owing to the fact that it is awase (lined), I presume it is a spring kimono.

This kimono has some stains, unfortunately, which I am going to try to spot out. Typically, using a little mild soap or detergent and wet sponge to wash the spots and another sponge with just water (not dripping wet though) to "rinse" is a good method. Of course, not all dyes will hold when you do this, but for an inexpensive kimono, this seems to be worth it to help restore its value.

I have my work cut out for me...

1 comment:

  1. Wow,it's really beautiful!That kimono is a great find.I think it will become you very well!