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Kasuri Japanese Ikat Cotton Kimono #4

Kasuri Japanese Ikat Cotton Kimono #4

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1950: Item # 147326
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This kasuri kimono appears to be hand woven (to my eyes) and another Tsukurioki kimono in new condition. Tsukuri-oki means that it has been left unused after it was made into a kimono. This was caused by the drastic changes in their clothing especially after the World War II. In modern days, Kasuri kimonos have been associated with old women from the country-side, definitely for the non-fashionable group. These kasuri kimono are very durable, many were made to be worn as casual work clothes. I hope you can see the tiny round patch cloths used to strengthen the areas where the sleeves meet the body (enlargement 5). There are no company or designer's labels on these kimonos, but the quality of the workmanship has been constantly surprising us. All hand sewn. The more washings it goes through, the more the fabric will become softer and show the true colors of a beautiful Kasuri. Kasuri has been discovered outside of Japan and later re-evaluated by some at home as many other arts of Japan.

Dark Japanese aizome blue (indigo)in new condition. 49" sleeve to sleeve, 24 5/8" shoulder, 50" long, a perfect size for a homegown.