A lovely vintage, peach coloured silk tsukesage-komon kimono with a repeat chrysanthemum (kiku) design with subtle ombre (bokashi) shading across the finished kimono. The kimono has an white silk inner and peach silk seighaia (traditional wave design) patterned 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. The additional bokashi design elevates this kimono to tsukesage-komon which is considered to be suitable for more formal occasions.
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.