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Samurai's Formal, Kamishimo, Hawk Feather Family Crest

Samurai's Formal, Kamishimo, Hawk Feather Family Crest


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1011456
Asian Art By Kyoko
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This is the upper part of a kamishimo; samurai's formal attire without the trousers. It was worn over a kosode (kimono with small sleeves) with trousers. The texture is hemp like; coarse, slightly translucent, thick threads (thicker than other kamishimo). The family crest is the feathers of a hawk. Kami-shimo (upper-lower) that we currently have are quite dandy and fashionable. The amazing thing is the work that is involved when making these fabrics. You can make a kamishimo top into a great home décor by hanging on the wall (a shoulder length stick with a rope will do) or display it as a place divider – the transparent kinds work great for this. The dimensions: 29 1/2"W x 27"L
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