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"Formal and Fancy" Vintage Japanese Under Kimono
vintage Japanese juban under kimono


 
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Embroiderd Eri
Our Price: $99.00
Material: Silk
Length: 49" (18" Sleeve Length)
Width: 48" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 50" Waist/Hips
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0919WK8


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Called a juban in Japanese, this vintage Japanese kimono was meant to be worn as an under layer. Juban are typically shorter than regular kimono so they make great bathrobes or long tunics!

So many brilliant touches to this juban! So many layers of design:

- The background is dyed a spring green and white.
- The silk is a jacquard of diamonds that form a grid that seems to change when it catches the light.
- The next layer is a shibori design of clouds, still with soft puckering from the stitches. See video below on this technique.
- Finally, little dots of bright color were brushed on to add a brightness and youth to the design.

But wait, there's more! Topping it all off if a fantastically embroidered eri (over-collar) with floral and garden elements so delicately added by hand with delicate silk threads.

Sadly, there are a few blemishes on the upper back, see photo, but they hardly detract from the artistic beauty of this juban.

This kimono comes with the obijime cord shown to use as a belt for casual wear.

The over-collar (called an eri), is the only part of this undergarment that the public would see when it is worn traditionally, underneath a kimono. Eri are basted on top of a plain cotton collar and removed for washing or to be replaced for a more formal version when called for.
Shibori Technique

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