Orange-red awase hiro eri haori jacket in oshima tsumugi style.
Dress Length: 62 cm | 24.4"
Sleeve Length: 33 cm | 13"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 60 cm | 23.6"
Exterior 100% satin silk
Lining 100% synthetic silk
Awase is a lined kimono, exclusively worn between October and May (from Autumn to Spring in Japan). In hiro eri, the collar is wide and its inside is not sewn to the body. When put on, the lapel can be folded in two to feature the widht desired and fall naturally toward the erisaki (the bottom of the collar). It is used in many women’s kimonos.
Haori is a kimono jacket, quite long, with the deep kimono sleeves, traditionally worn over the kimono. A haori is not worn with an obi or any sash around it. It can be closed edge to edge with a himo, which is a pair of front ties that are fastened to the inner edge. Men's haori are usually plain on the outside, either with or without mon, but often have very decorative linings hidden inside.
Oshima tsumugi is a plain woven silk fabric with pre-dyed scoured threads both for warp and weft. The color is refined and calm and the fabric is soft and difficult to wrinkle. Threads are dyed with plant dyes such as techiki and indigo with a technique called ori jime. As a variety, an additional treatment is made to the dyed thread by dipping them in muddy water. It is doro (mud) zome (dyeing). There are several kinds of oshima tsumugi: doro oshima, ai (indigo) oshima, doro ai oshima, iro (color) oshima and natsu (summer) oshima.
In ancient times, reddish colors were generated by akane (rubia akane) or benibana (safflower).