japanese traditional 'fukuro' obi belt. Lavish use of gold and silver threads in hand embroidered and painted chrysanthemum flowers and golden leaf motif. 1930s, silk brocaide. Frequently these obi were more expensive than the kimonos they adorned.

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Silk Brocade Wedding Gown, 1880. Two-piece, pale pink brocade flowers on cream silk faille, bodice and skirt trimmed with blonde lace, removable ruffled modesty neck piece, cotton, satin and buckram linings, Bust 32", Waist 24", Skirt Length 42"

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Japanese traditional silk brocaded embroidered wedding kimono with lining, 1970's or earlier. Fine embroidered wedding kimono gown with traditional wedding motif: flying white storks, flowers and flowers cart. Material: silk brocade

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Restoration dress? Yes, I love it....it would be perfect in a winter setting with a fabulous birch wooded area for the ceremony. Think Fairies abd beautiful people.... =-P

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Pink silk brocade robe a la Francaise (1770-1780), from the Tasha Tudor Historic Costume Collection

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Bustle gown with ball and dinner bodices, by Charles Frederick Worth, c. 1885, Vintage Textile. Silk brocade, silk satin, cotton lace. The fabric has stalks of grain and large blossoms, common motifs in Worth's designs. Acquired by the Phoenix Art Museum Collection in 2007 for the exhibit "After Dark: 100 Years of the Evening Dress." See VintageTextile.com on Facebook.

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