Silver awase hiro eri kimono of the komon type with geometric kikko pattern. It has a removeable black synthetic fur collar.
Dress Length: 137 cm | 53.9"
Sleeve Length: 32 cm | 12.6"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 63 cm | 24.8"
Handmande in Japan
Exterior 100% wild silk
Lining cotton and 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.
Kikko means "tortoise shell." Originally, this hexagonal geometric design came from Western Asia. In Asian cultures, the tortoise represents longevity and in Japan this animal is said to live for ten thousand years. Thus, the kikko pattern symbolizes longevity. Additional designs can be found inside the hexagons, such as lucky motifs, flowers or family crests (kamon).