Vintage Japanese Hinagata—A Miniature Practice Sewing Kimono
This is a charming vintage hand sewn practice sewing kimono known as hinagata, which were made in order to learn skills needed to create full sized clothing.
Cotton calico dyed with flowers and vines is used outside, while the inside is a brilliant orange red and green.
We especially love hinagata when treated as special display kimonos—hung carefully on a well chosen wall or as part of a larger collection.
Mid twentieth century
16.5 x 17 inches; 42 x 43 centimeters