Black, blue and champagne hitoe bachi eri kimono of the komon type portaying arashi shibori effect. It has been adapted to midi coat.
Dress Length: 119 cm | 46.9"
Sleeve Length: 34 cm | 13.4"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 67 cm | 26.4"
Handmande in Japan
Exterior 100% wild silk
Lining 100% synthetic silk
A kimono without liner is called hitoe, which means "single cloth". It is exclusively worn from June to September, the Summer season 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.
Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in paint. Whatever is used to bind the fabric will resist the dye, resulting in areas of the cloth that take the distinctive dye in patterns created by the resistance, and other areas of the cloth that remain white. Kumo shibori produces a spider web effect. Arashi shibori produces a storm effect. Kanoko shibori produces a pattern resembling the spots on a fawn bounded in squares.