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"Pink Brushstrokes" Iromuji Kimono

"Pink Brushstrokes" Iromuji Kimono

Wavy Lines

Regular price $75.00
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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 tone-on-tone pattern of woven lines that arch and cross each other throughout the kimono. They shimmer in the light, creating subtle movement. Look closely to see a thin yellow line that runs horizontally - adding interest and just a hint of other color.

The lining has some issues - deep mottling from aged starch appears at the inside seams of the lining but of course are not visible when the kimono is closed.

No crest.

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: 57"
Width: 50"
Body/Hips: 42in
Made In (Estimated): 1960s
Condition: Very Good Vintage
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Jacquard Weave, Woven
Colors: Pink
Motifs: Brushstrokes


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