Japanese textiles and  dolls by Asian Art by Kyoko
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1011456
Asian Art By Kyoko
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This is the upper part of a kamishimo; samurai's formal attire without the trousers. It was worn over a kosode (kimono with small sleeves) with trousers. The texture is hemp like; coarse, slightly translucent, thick threads (thicker than other kamishimo). The family crest is the feathers of a hawk. Kami-shimo (upper-lower) that we currently have are quite dandy and fashionable. The amazing thing is the work that is involved when making these fabrics...