A very elegant dove grey vintage chirimen silk dochugi with a delightful floral batik design in deep pastel shades of lilac, mauve & pink. A dochugi is a hand sewn traditional jacket that fastens asymmetrically on the hip.
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.