Mustard yellow silk date eri with sayagata
It measures 6.5 cm by 124 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. It has a lovely rich color and a diagonally woven sayagata swastika pattern.
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.
• 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.
• 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.