Just before Shinei got booted off ebay, I ordered some stuff from them. This is one of the three packages that I had on order.
First is a vintage omeshi kimono, and yes more stripes :) The color is a lovely brown-ochre which I love so much. I think my love affair first started with the actual name, ochre, back when I was in Art School in Ukraine. Then I fell in love with the shade itself. I love the addition of bright stripes too, it makes this kimono seem so much more lively.
The texture is great too, you can see some of it here.
When I bid on this chuya obi, I was thinking that I'll use it for a very vintage type outfit. I'm still not sure if I actually like it... but it's growing on me! The patterned part is a very rough feeling silk, which I absolutely love. Plus, the other side is pink, which I don't have in my chuya collection yet.
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