Pink/White Dot-Print Faux Patchwork Kimono Silk Crepe, 14" x 62". #4195
Pink and white faux patchwork silk print is a beautiful example of 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 solid pink from a distance, but actually was more formal and pretty up close, which was the goal.
It has a light crepe texture, medium drape, and many tiny patterns combined and just barely touching, from the expert dying. The back is much lighter. These vintage silk pieces were once part of a kimono, and are in perfect condition. Japan.
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