image Kimono with Edo komon. “Diagonal bamboo and sharkskin pattern”

Kimono with Edo komon. “Diagonal bamboo and sharkskin pattern”

Yuichi Hirose

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Edokomon

This technique was developed during the Edo Period (1603-1868) for dyeing elaborate patterns on kamishimo, garments worn by samurai on formal occasions. Afterward its use spread to dyeing of commoners' kimonos as well. A type of stencil known as Ise katagami has historically been used for Edo komon.

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Yuichi Hirose

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