Red/Off-White Faux Patchwork Dot-Print Kimono Silk, 13.75" x 38" #4033

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Red and near-white faux patchwork silk print is a beautiful Edo Komon. It's created in a time-consuming process - actually many processes, using rice and/or persimmon paste, paper or metal stencils, and intricate detail with complex resist dying. This technique originated within the samurai classes during the Edo period (1603 – 1868) in Japan. The kimono looked like a solid color from a distance, which was the goal.

Light crepe texture, medium drape, and many tiny patterns combined and just barely touching, from the expert dying.  The back is much lighter. These pieces were once part of a kimono, and are in perfect condition.  Japan.


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