Antique wool kimono with woven sayagata pattern

£100.00 £45.00

Antique wool kimono with woven sayagata pattern

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Antique wool kimono with woven sayagata pattern

A lovely old kimono with a woven sayagata pattern in white and red on a black ground. This woolen fabric (blended with just 1% nylon for durability) is light supple and pleasant to touch.

It is in excellent condition for the age, and it measures 160 cm long, 64 cm from centre to sleeve edge, and the sleeve drop is 45 cm. This is a generously cut kimono that would possibly fit some men as well as women, so measure yourself up using the size image as a guide!

Some very slight starch marks on the interior, please look well at all photos. It is definitely very wearable!


Saaya: Also seen as Saayagata and sayagata. Buddhist crosses, (swastika). Sayagata is a pattern of interlocking manji (swastika) (sometimes spelled saayagata). Swastika are also sometimes called manji and mangi

• Sayagata:  the swastika is often found as part of a repeating pattern. One common pattern, called sayagata in Japanese, is made of of interlocking manji/swastikas, left- and right-facing swastikas joined by lines. As the negative space between the lines has a distinctive shape, the sayagata pattern is sometimes called the “key fret” motif in English.

 Manji: In South Asia, the Manji is omnipresent as a symbol of wealth and good fortune. It is used as a religious symbol in Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, which can be traced to pre-modern traditions. In the Sinosphere, countries and regions that were historically influenced by the culture of China, such as Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore and China itself, the symbol is most commonly associated with Buddhism. They are commonly found in Buddhist temples, religious artifacts, texts related to Buddhism and schools founded by Buddhist religious groups.

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Weight .95 kg


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