A khaki-brown chirimen silk haori with a delicate pale khaki printed all-over design of swirling lines in the traditional Japanese representation of water.
The haori is lined with a pale khaki silk decorated with a busy off-white print of bamboo screen designs and traditional susuki (pampas grass) fencing and has hand-braided silk ties, one side off-white and the other with metallic thread.
Chirimen is a heavy silk crepe with a crinkled uneven texture created by the weft thread being kept tighter than the warp thread during weaving, while also being twisted. It was developed in the late 16th century and became popular during the Edo period (1603-1868). Chirimen fabric drapes beautifully and is difficult to crease which makes it popular in kimono making.