Sarasa Komon – Kimono

What is Komon?

“Komon” is one of kimono types, which has little patterns in whole. And the patterns are regardless of position while homongi or tsukesage has upward patterns.

Sarasa Komon

It’s difficult to define what is Sarasa because of its variety, but we usually say it as “patterns that flowers, animals, human etc. are finely dyed”.
Sarasa was originally created in India and was introduced in Japan through areas along the Silk Road. So many countries along the Silk Road such as India, Java, Thai, Persia have had their characteristic Sarasa design developed.
We call the Japanese Sarasa “Wa Sarasa” (“wa” means “Japanese”).

Dyeing with Pattern Papers(“Ise-Katagami”)