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"Clouds and Curls" Iromuji Kimono

"Clouds and Curls" Iromuji Kimono

Ume Crest

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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. Read more about iromuji below.

The dyework on this kimono is subtle and charming! Soft pinks and purples mix in a watercolor effect behind a woven pattern of arabesque curls. The silk has a creamy texture with a soft, smooth drape.

There is a single family crest at the neck - a set of three tri-sected plum blossoms (called ume in Japanese).

Lined with silk - white at the bodice and purple at the skirt section. There are blemishes on the white portion of the lining that do not show through - see last photo.

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: 59"
Width: 51"
Body/Hips: 41in
Made In (Estimated): 1960s
Condition: Excellent
Material: Silk


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