Printed Chirimen Silk Kimono
A vintage 1960s hand painted and printed chairmen silk Kimono robe. The off-white silk outer is covered in whimsical butterflies and flowers and the robe has a cropped length falling just below the knee. The Kimono is fully lined with white silk and has a pink toned color gradient to the lower hem. Chirimen is thick, heavy silk crepe 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 an uneven texture. Chirimen fabric drapes beautifully, and it is difficult to crease. Therefore it is very popular for making kimonos.
PLACE OF ORIGIN Japan
DATE OF MANUFACTURE circa 1970's
MATERIAL 100% silk
CONDITION Unworn vintage condition with original tacking threads attached. There are some minor age spots on the outer silk, these are not visible when worn on account of the print.
MEASUREMENTS: Total length: approx 145cm. Bust circumference approx 116cm
*Please note that colors may appear slightly differently on screen.
- This is a totally unique handmade vintage item. There is the only one Kimono available per item pictured. You will receive the exact Kimono pictured