Contemporary silk Homongi Kimono with Forest design, fine hand embroidered

Contemporary silk Homongi Kimono with Forest design, fine hand embroidered

250.00

A Homongi  kimono is literally a “visit kimono”. They are a lot less colourful and draw less attention than for example furisode kimono. Their patterns tend to be extravagant and can run over the seams of the kimono. Often, one image can seamlessly cover the whole kimono, with a fitting obi adding highlights to the pattern. Homongi are the most palatial and boastful kimono for married women and older unmarried women, only passed by the furisode.

As they are supposed to show elegance and upper-class status, they are always made of silk. The sleeve length can vary, but is longer for unmarried women.

This beautiful Homongi Kimono has exquisite embroidery.  The design has been hand painted onto the background, then over this is a very fine knot – Sagara – which is very similar to the French knot.  In fact when both are stitched, it is very difficult to tell them apart.  The whole scene has been created by the intensity and size of the knots over the hand painting – truly extraordinary. 

Product code:  1133

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