Endless Plum Blossoms Chirimen Crepe Vintage Kimono Silk. 14" x 17. #4315
Thousands of plum blossoms, from tiny to large, in magenta tones from near-white to quite dark. This silk also has true white and dots of metallic silver, with dark gray outlines. They cover every bit of this silk; no background color, no leaves; solid endless blossoms. Known as baika in Japanese, plum blossoms are symbols of strength, prosperity and nobleness. This silk is classic chirimen crepe, with a pebbly texture from the twist in the silk fiber as it was woven. It's quite soft, drapey, with a dry hand and no shine at all. There are some tiny notches on the selvedge sides from its former life as a kimono. Otherwise it's in great condition. Japan.