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"Butterfly Blossoms" Woman's Iromuji Kimono
iromuji tea ceremony kimono


 
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Sweet and Feminine
Our Price: $60.00
Material: Silk
Length: 60"
Width: 51" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 54" Waist/Hips
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 1019WK11


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Description
 
A very light shade of "baby girl pink" with a patterned jacquard that shimmers in the light. The design elements are stylized florals that look like butterfly leaves (or perhaps a dragonfly?). A soft silk that drapes beautifully.

Alas, there are a couple of blemishes, see photos, but still lovely.

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. Iromuji might have a single crest at the back of the neck (this one does not) and very subtle design 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.
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Japanese Tea Ceremony

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