Champagne, red and black awase bachi eri kimono of the komon type with shima pattern and egasumi details. The sleeves are long, characteristic of kimono from pre WWll. It has bright red contasting lining and has been adapted to midi coat.
Dress Length: 98 cm | 38.6"
Sleeve Length: 32 cm | 12.6"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 60 cm | 23.6"
Handmande in Japan
Exterior 100% synthetic silk
Lining cotton 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.
Shima means "stripe" and this is a pattern that was imported from an island outside of Japan. It is said that this pattern was often worn by upper-class aristocrats.
Egasumi are stylized clouds that look like fat lines with rounded corners, representing a hazy mist.