Arashi – Shibori Indigo Dyed Silk Kimono
A kimono of beautiful mulberry silk from the state of Karnataka, India, Shibori knotted and dyed in real indigo – can it get any better? This is a super exclusive, deluxe item! The design Arashi, which means storm in Japanese, has been developed by textile teacher, author, and curator, Yoshiko Wada together with the Aranya team. All sewing and organic indigo dyeing takes place at Aranya. Don this beautiful kimono at a fancy party, as a luxurious dressing gown or even for everyday use. The design is straight and generous with wide sleeves and includes a sash. Shibori is a batik technique that dates to 8th century Japan where indigo was most often used as the dye. At Aranya, the shibori technique has been learned from Japanese and American masters. The indigo plant is picked from the surrounding fields and prepared in a deep, thin vat stirred regularly. From inception to finished product, each stage in the process is a precise craft. These unique kimonos are all made in large, airy premises in the middle of the Cardamom Hills in southern India.
Material: 40-gram mulberry silk
Size: One size (S – XL)
Colours: 50 Indigo, natural dye
Length 110 cm
Chest 74 cm
Origins: Mulberry silk from Karnataka sewed and naturally dyed in the Cardamom Hills, Kerala.
Production Time: 55 days Durability and
Care: The kimono is made entirely by hand with organic materials and dyes. Care for your new garment tenderly, and you will have a friend for life. Begin by hanging it out to air. When necessary, wash gently by hand in cold water and mild soap, then hang dry. Indigo garments may bleed. This is normal and will stop after a few washes.