Kimono

About this object

Specific techniques

Ryūkyū kasuri (琉球絣), a resist-dyed kasuri or ikat hemp texitle from Okinawa. Ikat techniques were practiced in the Ryukyu Kingdom (modern day Okinawa) as early as the 12th or 13th century.

Physical description

Brown Ryūkyū kasuri (琉球絣) kimono with woven pattern. The neck and centre opening are edged with a wide patterned band. The sleeves are short with hanging panels and an opening under the arms. The pattern alternates two groupings of short dark brown lines overall; one group is clustered, the other has spaces. The inside is unlined.