Black awase bashi eri kimono of the komon type with red and white tribal motif and small shiny green details along the pattern. It has a black removable synthetic fur collar.
Dress Length: 64 cm | 25.2"
Sleeve Length: 35 cm | 13.8"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 63 cm | 24.8"
Handmande in Japan
Exterior 100% silk crêpe
Lining taffeta and synthetic silk
Awase is a lined kimono, exclusively worn between October and May (from Autumn to Spring in Japan). In bachi eri, the collar is folded and sewn down to the body, extending naturally towards the erisaki (the bottom of the collar). It is called bachi eri because its shape is like bachi, the stick used to play the samisen (a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian).
Komon is an informal kimono whose pattern repeats throughout the piece and often incorporates vertical stripes. Originally used as casual clothing, it is nowadays very rare since, with the westernization of clothing in Japan and the disuse of kimonos as a day-to-day wear, tailors have virtually ceased to produce it.
In ancient times, the red color was generated by akane (rubia akane) or benibana (safflower).