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This kimono is a men's kimono but are suitable for women as well.
The silk is dense and of exquisite quality.
It is reversable, as the stitches are so well done, it's equally well sewn inside out.
The small dye patterns are Shibori a traditional tye-dye technique.
Each and every one of the kimonos in this collection is a unique piece of craftsmanship from a time in history, when mastering a craft was not only a trade but also a way to be 'closer to god'.
Every stitch is made by hand. And the textiles are of such high quality, as their intricate patterns and textures are made on the basis of an abundance of variations of Japanese craft techniques like, yuzen drawings, damask weaving, brocades, shibori tie dyes, and ikat weavings, among others.. The beauty of the kimono shows the specific sense of flair, for the detail as well as for their sense of colours, which through out time has made Japanese craftsmanship known world wide for the exceptional high quality they have been able to produce.
The kimono is in its essence, surrounded by an almost fairy tale air and since there is, according to the tradition, only one of each kimono - there only is one story.. maybe that is part of the secret to the ineffable fascination of the kimono and its daydream-inducing beauty.
Length: 134 cm
Year: ca. 1950'-60'
Washing instructions: silk prog. machine 30°
Number in collection: 1