April 23, 2012
Private Collection: Haori from Pontocho?
The first one is this! The stylized butterfly mon is very distinctive, and has been seen on the darari obi of Ichiraku and Ichifuku of Pontocho.
The mon is difficult to see in the smaller version of the pic, so I left it in a large size so that you can see the full detail. The haori is impossibly soft silk, woven into very textured spider chrysanthemum patterns with tiny white threads to distinguish the details. The interior lining is a soft pale pink, woven with clouds, ume, and bamboo.
Wrist to wrist - 128CM / 51.2IN
Neck to hem - 85CM / 34IN
Sleeve depth - 47CM / 18.8IN
Yep. There is no way I can take this one apart.
Despite my best efforts, I once again have ended up buying kimono stuff when I didn't intend to. Technically, I was looking to buy fabric this time. But it seemed like such an awesome thing to have, and it was so cheap... how could I miss this opportunity?