Graded pink silk date-eri with white lining.
Graded pink silk date-eri with white lining in chirimen silk.
It measures 11.5 cm by 130 cm and is in unused, new condition.
This would make a great dress up collar for a kimono. It would also be well suited to being used for a sash belt, a strap, collar and cuff adornment, or any other craft project you have in mind.
The Kasane-eri is a kimono accessory .
It’s also called “Date-eri” or “Hiyoku-eri”.
The Kasane-eri is sewn on or is fixed on the Kimono’s neckband by a few clips, and just shows up between Kimono and Han-eri as a thin line of color.
There are two types, one that is double width (11-12 cm wide and lined in white) and is used by folding in half, and one that is pre-folded (5-6 cm wide). They are usually about 120-130 cm in length.
• Chirimen Silk: Chirimen fabric is a thick, heavy silk crepe, a crinkled fabric made by the weft threads being kept tighter than the warp threads during the weaving process. Weft threads are twisted as they are woven, resulting in a uneven texture.
This weaving technique was developed in Japan over 500 years ago. Threads may be dyed before weaving, or the fabric can be dyed using various techniques after weaving.
Chirimen fabric drapes beautifully, and it is difficult to crease. Therefore it is very popular for making kimonos.
In addition to a wide variety of kimono, many accessories are made using silk chirimen.
- small bags
- furoshiki (wrapping cloths)
- fabric kanzashi (hair ornaments)
- obiage (scarf like cloths worn under the obi)
Recently chirimen-style fabrics have been made with cotton, rayon and polyester as they are less expensive and than silk to produce. However, silk chirimen is still the most popular chirimen for kimono fabric.
Depending on the colours and style, chirimen kimonos may be worn for both informal and formal occasions.
• Date-Eri is a collar which one wears under “Eri” (collar) of the kimono to show as if one wore another kimono under the top kimono.