tiistai 26. toukokuuta 2009

Crested komon

This kimono arrived today ^_^ I had been drooling over it for ages. I thought I'd deserve a treat and now it's mine! This one is a bit peculiar - it is a komon kimono but has one crest. Also the designs line up and match over seams so it's more formal than usual komon kimono.

According to John Marshall the pattern is shippou, a sort of shorthand for seven treasures.

The fabric of the kimono is beautiful, very light and shiny silk. The patterns are woven with urushi coated thread. I combined my kimono with a Taisho era chuya obi. The other side of the obi has stripes. Also my porcelain obidome is from Taisho era.

Yet another ensemble I hope to wear out someday ^_^

Crested komon

Crested komon

4 kommenttia:

Kyuukaryuko kirjoitti...

That is such a pretty komon, and the color really suits you!

Misuchi kirjoitti...

That's gorgeous! What wonderful kimono and a great treat for yourself. You look beautiful and so well coordinated, again!

As for it being weird, I kind of think it's not a komon. Because the patterns are not really repeating and the continues painting over the seam. It's not really houmongi either, sorry what it exactly is I do not know either, only that with these older kimono there are way more "shades" between all formalities then nowadays.

Aya Smith kirjoitti...

きれいなきもの! That kimono is utterly perfect... And you chose the perfect supporting pieces!

xiner kirjoitti...

Kyuukaryuko, thank you :)

Misuchi, glad you like! I also think this kimono doesn't look like my other komon kimono at all but I didn't know what else to call it. Maybe it's close to today's tsukesage komon in formality.

Here's the seller's picture (from Ichiroya)

Thank you for your kind words, Aya!