Peach awase hiro eri kimono of the iro muji type with kumo texture.
Dress Length: 156 cm | 61.4"
Sleeve Length: 33 cm | 13"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 59 cm | 23.2"
Handmande in Japan
Exterior 100% wild silk
Lining 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.
In Japanese culture, iro muji has both formal and informal use and is therefore considered the basic kimono, often being the first kimono worn by the Japanese in adulthood. It is a plain color piece that can take on any color except black and can have texture but never pattern.
Kumo means cloud. In ancient times, the Chinese people performed augury by observing the figure or color of clouds which climbed toward the sky from mountains. This custom passed on to Japan and the motif of cloud began to be used widely. In after ages, the figure of the motif extended more transversally generating three distinct cloudy patterns: onigumo (“oni” originally means “ogre”, which often turns into the meaning of “fierce”); tanabikigumo (“tanabiki” means “trail”); and yokogumo (“yoko” means “horizontal”).