Tuesday, 9 June 2009
The kimono pattern of this fabric, very tiny dots are lined as alps on alps, is called "SAME KOMON" - Literally, "Shark Small Pattern" - very traditional and formal one.
The pattern is used for "Kamishimo" which is for Samurai's the most highest and the most formal dress. The Kimono of this pattern is believed as to protect you from illness and evils. That is why parents gifted to their daughter when she would be a bride, as wishing she would be always healthy and happy in her new life.
This fabric is very high classed "Kusaki -zome" (= pure natural dye) dyed (You can see it in the mark of the edge of the fabric)
Also it has crispy very fine shrinkled face (CHIRIMEN).