Thursday, July 14, 2011

Yukata with karuta musubi

I have a very nice yukata but never worn her until yesterday. Last weekend we were visiting some relatives so I thought why not wear my yukata. I never used this musubi before but is really simple and stays very well in place but I did use a obi jime.

かるた Karuta, loaned from the Portuguese  word meaning "card", carta.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Kin sha kimono

A few months ago I bought this kin sha chirimen kimono, she has quite some stains which I probably can't remove but she still will be a beauty with a past. There were a few damages which where not mentioned in the ad, so that was a disappointment but in the end she did find a new home with me.
I hope to wear her some day soon.

Chirimen and kin sha silks have a slightly textured surface similar to crepe, achieved by twisting the threads during weaving.
Chirimen is heavier and stronger than kinsha and plain-weave silk and drapes exceptionally well.
Kinsha is a very fine, light-weight crepe-like silk.(source: kasuri Home)