Man’s juban (underkimono)
Silk, cotton (lining)
Shibori

The daruma is a popular motif in traditional Japanese menswear. While not appropriate for most outerwear, daruma is often found in the lining of haori, or in juban, both of which were generally seen only by one’s familiars.

This twentieth century juban has been ironed flat, so the puckering and wrinkling characteristic of shibori is missing. The design was conceived to cross seamlines. Below, one of the smaller darumas is centered on a seamline. Both the dyer and the tailor needed a high degree of accuracy for the design to come together properly.

This silk is highly twisted, highly textured chirimen, with a comparatively heavy weight.

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