Karaori ( Chinese weaving ) ( 唐織 )

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Karaori ( Chinese weaving )

While the name suggests that it came from China, karaori is believed to have been invented in Japan.
The woven design stands out from the weft and looks similar to embroidery, creating a luxurious fabric. The three-harness twill is woven in different colors which stands out against the background.

Karaori kimonos are elaborate outfits worn by Noh performers in women roles and as uchikake (bridal robe) for women of high status in a samurai family. There are two types of karaori costumes – iroiri (with red) and ironashi (without red). Iroiri is worn when portraying younger characters while ironashi is for older characters. The kimono is also worn differently for different characters. For example, tsubo-ori, where the karaori is tucked up at the waist, depicts a woman of high status.
Patterns such as autumn foliage and literary designs such as Genji Monogatari are forund on the fabric. Edo period fabrics displayed at museums indicate that identical patterns were made in different colors.

[quote style=”boxed”]In Japanese