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"Melon Wheels" Iromuji Kimono

"Melon Wheels" Iromuji Kimono

Light Peach Color

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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This style of kimono, called iromuji in Japanese, is typical of what would be worn by a practitioner of chado – traditional Japanese tea ceremony. More about iromuji below.

This kimono is a slightly textured silk weave with a soft peach background and a subtle, tone-on-tone design of imperial cart wheels flloating through rolling seas. The pattern is repeated in slightly different designs across the bottom and the left sleeve.

No family crest.

Lined with silk - white for the bodice and a light peach for the skirt section.

If you're going to wear this casually, you could add one of our simple cotton sashes (see option above).

If you're planning to display this, consider adding one of our wooden hanging rods (see option below description).

Aside from being in tune with the season and the age/status of the wearer, iromuji kimono are usually single color, tone-on-tone jacquard weaves. There is sometimes a subtle variation in the dye work which adds to the understated elegance. There might be a single crest at the back of the neck, very small woven design, or very subtle shading, and would be worn with an obi of muted colors or design. The importance of the single color and understated elegance is in keeping with the solemn celebration of the tea ceremony itself. The host/hostess wears a kimono that does not call attention to his or herself, so as to not detract from the ceremony.

Length: 61"
Width: 50"
Body/Hips: 43in
Made In (Estimated): 1970s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Jacquard Weave, Woven
Colors: Light Peach
Motifs: Imperial Cart, Gosho Guruma, Auspicious Elements


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