Girl’s padded kimono
Silk pongee (tsumugi), waste silk padding, cotton lining, synthetic ties
Shibori (bound resist)

This tiny safflower-dyed kimono has a diamond-shaped semamori (back talisman) just below the nape of the neck, which has gone a little askew, probably as a result of washing and uneven shrinkage. Both the exterior and the lining of this piece were hand spun and hand woven. The large weft threads give the material a slightly puffy look, and a cottonball-soft texture.