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.
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”)
By changing pattern papers and colors and dyeing the same part repeatedly, fine pattern is created.
From the sketch, the colors are gradually layered and a pattern will be completed.
The following steps are repeated using various patterns called Ise-Katagami and colors.