Double Layered My Favorite Kimono and Ichimatsu

Double Layered My Favorite Kimono and Ichimatsu

  • $3,500.00


My favorite kimono that I never got to wear - until now. This ceremonial kimono was worn as a child by my sister, and then again by her daughter, celebrating her "growth and wellness," both pictured. I always wanted to wear this kimono... but I was a boy and wasn't allowed, though finally now I can - as a bow tie! This tie is double layered with Ichimatsu moyou fabric.

Ichimatsu moyou is fabric pattern that looks like checkers. Although the fabric pattern was used from 3-7th century in Japan for clothing of terra-cotta clay doll, it became popular when Ichikawa Sanogawa, a 18th-century kabuki actor, used a clothing with this 2 colored square pattern in his performance. (That's why this fabric pattern is called "Ichimatsu.") It is hard to tell the texture of this tie just by this picture, but cool weaving is going on. Please magnify the picture and look the details.

Size 3"x5.5" Neck upto 17"