Vintage silk Iromuji kimono w/ woven sayagata, violet purple, 1 mon
A gorgeous red violet silk iromuji kimono with a woven sayagata pattern and one mon. In excellent condition for the age, and very wearable.
It’s a roomy 157 cm long, a wingspan of 66 cm, and the sleeve drop is 47 cm.
If you love purple you will love this, it is lined at the bottom in a matching material and is absolutely eye pleasing x
• Iromuji (色無地 ) are a type of kimono without any colored patterns. They are of one solid color, which can not be black or white, as these have their own names and unique uses. Quite literally, the translation of Iromuji is “plain color”. They may sport woven patterns in the color of the kimono, but never of any other colors. Those woven jacquard patterns are called rinzu.
Iromuji kimono exist in any color, although most of the time subdued colors are used, which gives them a more mature and elegant vibe. Bright colors are connected to youth and more often found in kimono styles like the furisode.
Additionally they can have 0 to 5 family crests (so called mon), depending on their formality. Rather casual ones would have 0, while an iromuji with 5 crests would be considered highly formal.
• Sayagata: the manji is often found as part of a repeating pattern. One common pattern, called sayagata in Japanese, is made of of interlocking manji, left- and right-facing manji 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.