This is an instock sample Kataginu (Samurai Vest), tailored from Japanese linen
Shoulder Width: 19 1/2″ (50cm) / Front Length: 13″ (33cm) / Back Length: 21 1/2″ (33cm)
Kataginu are vest like clothing items worn by the ruling samurai class of the early Sengoku / Muromachi and Edo Era of Japan. They were often crafted using the same fabric as the hakama and were open under the arms, making them a “sideless” samurai vest. Samurai would always wear the kataginu over their kimono whenever in public, as a mark of their class. When worn with a hakama, the clothing set would be referred to as a kataginu kamishimo. Into the Edo Era the Kataginu were referred to more as “Kamishimo” If the samurai vest material does not match the hakama, it typically denotes the samurai is of low rank and the vest will then likely match the family or clan color, in which the samurai serves under. On formal occasions the samurai will have the kamon or family / clan symbol on the lapel and/or the back of the kataginu. However during informal occasions a simple solid color, maybe with stripes or some pattern, would be worn.
Details: Traditional Pattern
- Traditional design.
- Like New, has been in storage and may have some wrinkling
- Tailored from Japanese hemp linen
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