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"Morning Sky" Iromuji Kimono
iromuji tea ceremony kimono


 
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Sunrise at the Beach
Our Price: $75.00
Material: Silk
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0522WK8


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This style of kimono, called iromuji in Japanese, is typical of what would be worn by a practitioner of chado – traditional Japanese tea ceremony. More about iromuji below.

The dye work of this kimono reminds us of watching the sunrise over the water on a clear sky morning. The shading was done in wide, layered bands - so soft and subtle that it adds a "haze" to that morning sky. Light gray-blue to a very light pink creates a soft purple cast to the entire kimono.

Soft drape to the otherwise unpatterned silk. Lovely purple floral silk lower lining.

61" long, 50" wrist-to-wrist, 46" around the waist.

Aside from being in tune with the season and the age/status of the wearer, iromuji kimono are usually single color, tone-on-tone jacquard weaves. There is sometimes a subtle variation in the dye work which adds to the understated elegance. There might be a single crest at the back of the neck, very small woven design, or 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.

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