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"Purple Hitoe" Woman's Iromuji Kimono
iromuji tea ceremony kimono


 
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Butterfly Crest
Our Price: $75.00
Sale Price: $65.00
Material: Silk
Length: 58"
Width: 49" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 50" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0818WK15


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"Purple Hitoe" Woman's Iromuji Kimono

An unlined iromuji kimono (referred to as a hitoe kimono) meant for summer.

The warm purple color is hard to describe but is a vintage, earthy shade of lavender. The jacquard weave is an overall floral and arabesque pattern.

Single butterfly crest at the neck.

This style of kimono, called iromuji in Japanese, is typical of what would be worn by a practitioner of chado – traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Aside from being in tune with the season and the age/status of the wearer, “tea ceremony kimono” are usually single color, tone-on-tone jacquard weaves. They may have a single crest at the back of the neck or a very small design or a very subtle shading, and would be worn with an obi of muted colors or design. The importance of the single color and understated elegance is in keeping with the solemn celebration of the tea ceremony itself. The host/hostess wears a kimono that does not call attention to his or herself, so as to not detract from the ceremony.

See the video below to learn about Japanese tea ceremony.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

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