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"Indigo Summer" Man's Kimono
vintage japanese man's kimono


 
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Lightweight
Our Price: $99.00
Material: Silk
Length: 57"
Width: 52" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 56" Waist/Hips
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 1119MK1


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This vintage Japanese man's kimono is dark blue with a smooth, light silk and was probably made for summer since it is lightweight, though it is lined.

Tiny woven dots and dashes done with the ikat technique and a silk indigo lining. There is a slight blemish at the top of the right front sleeve edge and right sleeve, see photo. Still quite wearable.

There are three main differences between traditional kimono made for men and women:
-Men's kimono have no opening under the arm like women's kimono do, creating a more square sleeve.
-Men's kimono are shorter so there is no extra fabric to fold over at the waist.
-Men's kimono are single color or have a very small woven or printed pattern.

See the videos below for details on how to traditionally dress in men's kimono and how ikat is made.
Wearing Men's Kimono
Ikat Technique

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