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"Mud Dye" Man's Kimono
vintage japanese man's kimono


 
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Dorozome
Our Price: $99.00
Material: Silk
Length: 54"
Width: 52" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 54" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

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Product Code: 1119MK11


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This vintage Japanese man's kimono was made from oshima silk, dyed with a particular mud found on the Sea of Japan islands that is said to add strength to the silk fibers and extends the life of the kimono.

The pattern is a traditional tiny grid motif - typical of the weaving designs in this style of kimono - with light and dark contrast in shades of brown.

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.

The technique is called dorozome (mud dye) - see video below for how this is done as well as a video on how to traditionally dress in men's kimono.
Dorozome Mud Dye
Wearing Men's Kimono

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