Saturday, October 8, 2011

meisen kimono

I made the decision quit buying kimono for a while because my tansu is getting full. But I couldn't resist this very colourfull meisen kimono. The colours are bright (pink/orange) only the flowers are very blurry and what a disappointment  again,  there are damages which were not mentioned in the advert.  Still she is a beauty and looks very nice on mine "Annie". I used a orange ro obi and a pink obi age/obi jime which is a nice combination I think.

Meisen silk, generally crisp and supple, is one of the Japanese silks fabricated by weaving pre-dyed threads, utilizing the tie-and-resist ikat technique (ikat is an Indonesian term widely utilized to refer to this technique). In this process, the threads, silk or cotton, are first stretched on a frame. Selected design areas are tightly bound to prevent the dye from penetrating and the hanks of threads are immersed in the dye pots. The bound portions of the yarns resist the dye and when woven, as a result of the threads not being perfectly aligned, create shapes with charmingly uneven edges.
Other Japanese textiles that are made with variations of this technique are cotton kasuri, omeshi silk and tsumugi silk. (source: kasuri )

JJ gives it a go

Thumbs up  says JJ

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