Although the layout and design of this striking antique furisode may seem to be quite "modern", it is in fact very similar to at least one 18th century example [The Story of The Kimono, Jill Liddell, plate 200]. The prominent motif on this furisode is that of the Tabane-Noshi: "noshi" originally means narrow strips of dried abalone bundled together in the middle, and was the ritual offering to God in Japanese Shinto religion. This motif was created with yuzen resist-dyein with embroidery highlights and metallic couching outlining. Very good condition, with a fair bit of light smudging. Five mon (family crests). 50" from sleeve-end to sleeve-end x 67" height.