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"Royal Taisho" Woman's Iromuji Kimono



 
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Lightening Jacquard
Our Price: $110.00
Material: Silk
Length: 57"
Width: 48" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 50" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

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Product Code: 0917WK5


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"Royal Taisho" Woman's Iromuji Kimono


An exquisite royal purple with a bright red lining that suggests this kimono is from the Taisho Period (1920s). The jacquard patterning is a simple, overall, lightning motif.

See the video below on kimono sizing and measurements.

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.

Tea Ceremony
NB: @2:45 correction: our hips/waist measurement doesn't include the lower collar

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