Vintage Japanese Kimono/ Houmongi / Peony / Kumoi-Chirimen
B:Sleeve from back center 24"
C:Sleeve length 22"
D:Width at hem line 51"
Kumoi-Chirimen is a one of Chirimen fabric. Strongly S-twisted and Z-twisted thread are put together and woven into a same shed. Weaving tissue becomes vertical ridge, and the Shibo (irregularities) does not occur too much. This name comes from the appearance of a cloud-like (Kumo) pattern on the surface due to light modulation.
Chirimen is a fabric that uses yarn with almost no twist warp threads, and is alternately woven with strongly S-twisted and strongly Z-twisted weft threads. Therefore, with scouring, the cloth shrinks and the texture appears on the surface of the fabric with desired irregularities.
Vintage Kimonos may have stains, spots or fading. Conditions vary. Stains and spots may or may not come off with dry cleaning. Some are not really noticeable, but some are. Carefully check the photos before you commit to your purchase.
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