Antique Nishijin-Ori Omeshi silk kimono in rainbow sayagata *UNUSED*

£80.00

Antique Nishijin-Ori Omeshi silk kimono in rainbow sayagata

*UNUSED*

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Antique Nishijin-Ori Omeshi silk kimono in rainbow sayagata *UNUSED*

A lush, colourful, intensely intricate kimono, made of Nishijin-Ori omeshi silk. It is a beautiful piece and even the more so for being completely unused!

It is literally a fine, delicate rainbow with an equally fine sayagata woven in. You really need to zoom in on the threads to appreciate the intricacy of the weave.

This piece measures 162 cm long, is 64 cm from centre seam to sleeve edge, and the sleeve drop is 49 cm. It is in unused excellent condition.

 

 

• Omeshi: A textile woven with strongly twisted pre-dyed silk threads. There are two types of Omeshi, one is Hiraori-Omeshi and the other is Chirimen Omeshi. By 1960, Omeshi Kimonos hold 80% of Kimono market share, but now, produced only in small quantities. Omeshi Kimonos were ranked the highest in pre-dyed silk Kimonos, and were extremely valuable. Its texture is firmer than Chirimen

• Nishijin-ori: Nishijin-ori is a textile produced in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto. The name “Nishijin” (originally meaning “west position”) came about because these gorgeous fabrics were produced in the area in Kyoto where the position of an army, then called “West Army” was in a civil war (O’nin no Ran) which ended in 1477. As it is woven by colorful threads, “Nishijin Ori” is gorgeous fabric, high quality, and can be stated one of key representatives of Japanese textiles.

Additional information

Weight 1.1 kg