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Japanese Bashofu Kasuri Kimono


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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 1163102

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The fabric of this Japanese kimono is made from the very finely spun bast fibers processed from the banana like tree common on Okinawa. The delicate kasuri pattern which was woven into the fabric is typical of garments from the region. Bashofu cloth of varying quality was used for many garments which were worn by all classes in Okinawa since the sixteenth century.