Cerise awase hiro eri kimono of the komon type with a spider web effect hand dyed in kumo shibori style. The fabric is habutae, a smooth, glossy silk cloth with a fine weave.
Dress Length: 153 cm | 60.2"
Sleeve Length: 32 cm | 12.6"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 65 cm | 25.6"
Handmande in Japan
Exterior 100% wild 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.
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.
In ancient times, reddish colors were generated by akane (rubia akane) or benibana (safflower).