An elegant understated vintage silk komonkimono has a softly shaded bokashinori pattern in grey-mauve.
The kimono has a subtle, densely speckled pattern that resembles the surface of nori seaweed sheets used to wrap sushi, which is further enhanced by employing a bokashi technique. Bokashiis Japanese term for ‘shading’ and originates in woodblock printmaking where variations in a single colour is achieved by hand applying a gradation of ink, rather than inking the block uniformly.
This komon kimono has a white silk inner and mauve bokashi (ombre) silk hakkake (the inner cuff and hem of the lining)
Komon, literally ko (small) mon (pattern) are casual kimono worn for going out or casual gatherings that often have a small all-over print, but may also have stripes, checks or larger all over patterns.