Pale Blue Sarasa
Pale Blue Sarasa
Pale Blue Sarasa
Pale Blue Sarasa

Pale Blue Sarasa

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An pretty vintage chirimen silk kimono with a lovely flower & phoenix sarasa pattern on a pale blue coloured background.

Sarasa  are designs based on the painted & printed calico fabrics imported into Japan from India in the 17th century. This kimono features hanakuitori - a flower-eating bird', a motif that was adopted from Chinese art. If you look carefully you will see the mythical phoenix hidden in amongst the flowers of the design. The kimono has an off-white silk inner and mauve ombre silk hakkake (the inner cuff and hem of the lining) and is in very good vintage condition. 

Chirimen is a heavy silk crepe with a crinkled uneven texture that 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.

The Detail

 

  • One of a kind
  • Wraps to close
  • 100% silk exterior & lining 

The Fit

  • 124 cm wingspan
  • 44.5 cm sleeve depth
  • 58 cm back width
  • 153.5 cm length

 Care 

  • Dry clean only