An antique man's silkjubanwith an attractive striped printed sarasa pattern on a dark khaki background.
The juban has alternating stripes made up of a tiny leaf motif in beige and a chequer-board design in dark red and off-white with a dark blue silk lining. Sarasa are designs based on the painted & printed calico fabrics imported into Japan from India in the 17th century. A pre-1950's silk juban in very good condition with very faint blemishes on the lining, but looks unworn.
In contrast to women's kimono, men's kimonos are typically in subdued, darker colours with subtle patterns and textures, however the juban, worn as a secondary layer under the kimono is often richly patterned or may have a hand-painted design.