KAKISHIBU-DYED HEMP WORKING KIMONO WEAR 01 (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Late Edo period, 19th century, Japan
Worn by the people of discriminated class or some other particular class or job (i.e. wandering Shugen-do mountaineering ascetics or sake brewer workmen or so on), as they are the outsiders at that time in Japan. Also represented from an incident called ‘Shibuzome ikki’ (lit. Persimmon tannin (‘kakishibu’) dye riot) in 1857 as such people’s resistance movement against Okayama Domain announced a new official notice which force them wear only such kakishibu-dyed kimono wear for the blatant identification.
In damaged antique condition like ‘boro’ as is. From sleeve to sleeve: approx. 126cm (49.60in), Length: approx. 120cm (47.24in), Width: approx. 55cm (21.65in)
Item price: $450
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