pretty vibrant pink vintage Edo yosegara design silk komonkimono with a charming patchwork of traditional motifs.
This Edo komon (small print) design has an tiny all-over patchwork style design of traditional geometric & floral motifs including folding fans, sayagata and karakusa. Edo are a type ofkomon design characterized by tiny dots arranged in dense patterns that form larger designs. This dyeing technique originated with thesamuraiclass during the Edo period and is created using paper stencils.
The kimono has an off-white silk inner and pink coloured silk hakkake (the inner cuff and hem of the lining). There is a single mon (family crest) on the back. Mon are one of the ways used to indicate the formality of a garment - from none to five mon (most formal).
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.