A deep, rich maroon vintage silk chirimen komonkimono with a contemporary abstract design of fireflies over a swirling stream.
Thiskomon (small print) kimono has a modern take on the traditional Japanese motif with broken lines describing a swirling stream with white and red fireflies hovering above. The kimono has an white silk inner and maroon silk hakkake (the inner cuff and hem of the lining).
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.