This is the outer of a kasane set of two antique tomesode (the other in this set is item 1708b). Up until the early 20th century, it was sometimes the custom for wealthier Japanese families to order such kasane sets. This garment is made of a very fine creped silk which is a subdued black with a very slight bluish undertone. The flowers were created by embroidery, yuzen-painting and brush painting. There are five mon (family crests). 49" from sleeve-end to sleeve-end x 61" height.