This is an instock sample kyahan, tailored from black hemp linen
Upper Width: 16 1/2″ (42cm) / Lower Width: 13 1/4″ (34cm) / Shin Length: 11 1/2″ (30cm)
Kyahan are a traditional form of leggings or “gaiters”, used to hold your hakama securely around you shin or as extra padding under your suneate (shin armor). In ancient times Kyahan were used by samurai and common travelers to keep their clothing from snagging underbrush or from getting dirty while on the road. Traditionally made from asa (hemp or cotton linen) with two himo (lace ties) on top and bottom, used to tie them securely around your shins. Kyahan should be tied from the side or back when worn with suneate, or from the front when worn alone. These are also a popular accessory to have if you plan to wear your armor with your Traditiona Hakama or Traditional Samurai Hitatare as the kyahan will be essential to help make your hakama more comfortable. These kyahan are made entirely by hand, and are traditionally made from hemp linen but we also offer a silk brocade option which became common in the Edo Era. Sold as a set, custom sizing available.
Details: Traditional Pattern
- Traditional design.
- Like New, has been in storage and may have some wrinkling
- Tailored from black hemp linen
Please allow 2 to 5 days for logistics of packing and shipping of your order from date of payment.