elegant wrap skirt with an antique kimono feature panel in the overlap/wrap element.
silk antique kimono panel. handpainted. with some small pencil markings. amazingly fresh. incredibly detailed. with its own history. each different. each destined for a different kimono element. each now a part of an original skirt. each one unique.
held taut with matching chrome d rings and fluttering long grosgrain ribbons.
lightweight wool fabric in a shade lighter than black. let's call it almost black.
not pure iki*, but a nod in that direction.
and two for sale.
*i prefer liza dalby's explanation of iki in 'kimono: fashioning culture' - less was more...a hidden luxury, pp58 - 61 rather than the wikipedia version