Hand-painted blanket made of Chirimen Kimono silk, remade in Amino, Kyotango
The pattern of this blanket is a typical Edo Komon pattern same. Edo stands for Tokyo, so the fabric is probably from the capital. The pattern is very subtle and difficult to dye. As the template for coloring is not as big as the fabric, the template has to be moved many times. This moving is more difficult the smaller the symbols on the pattern are. This pattern is a more classic pattern. The fabric has a lot of vertical threads what makes the blanket a bit heavier.
Dimensions: ca. 120cm x 180cm (+-2cm)
Made in Japan
The blanket can be hand-washed with cold water, nevertheless a professional chemical cleaning is recommended as the weaving structure of Chirimen silk is very sensitive.