Child's Cotton Kimono, Resist-Dyed and Hand Painted Pine and Crane Motif
This is a beautiful antique cotton child's kimono with hand dyed motifs of crane and pine.
For the Japanese, the crane—or tsuru—is considered a national treasure, appearing in art, literature, and folklore. The crane is regarded as a symbol of good fortune and longevity because of its fabled lifespan of one thousand years.
Similarly, the pine is associated with virtue, a motif of winter, and New Year. It stands to reason that these symbols would be incorporated into a child's kimono, wishing the wearer good fortune and long life.
Early to mid 1900's
Dimensions: 38 x 39in; 96.5 x 99cm