My Sister's Kimono Tsumami Zaiku
Tsumami means "pinch" and Zaiku means "fine craft." This type of fine work is used for hair accessories since Edo era (1600-) in Japan. Literally, CHIEKO made those each small pieces by pinching kimono fabric with her finger tips to create one tie. This tie has made of my sister's kimono.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! I would love to share with you this beautiful kimono!
Size 5"x2.5" Neck upto 17"