Tokyo Uzbek Kimono

£390.00

Handmade Uzbek Kimono – Ink Black & Shodo Ecru

This stunning and vibrant kimono will make any outfit unique. From day to night, boho to rock, classic to sexy or whatever style you fancy our Tokyo kimono is a versatile must-have.

These ‘Old-Style’ Chapans are 100% Handmade in Uzbekistan. From the moment the silk is extracted, the pattern is designed and dyed and the fabric is weaved to when it is being cut and sewed together, it can take up to four months. In Uzbekistan, these coats protect against evil eye. Their vibrant colours and patterns both on the outside and on the inside lining are intended to distract the evil eye from directly looking into our eyes.

Size & Fit:

One size

Our kimonos are one size fit all –  So whatever body shape & size, this piece will look even more beautiful on you!

Please refer to each product description for item measurements.

One Size items usually fit most UK and EU sizes

 Disclaimer:

– Because each kimono is unique, there may be variations in the patterns and colours of the interior lining. Note that there might also be irregularities and light colour fading. These imperfections are the proof that there are 100% handmade –

Materials & Measurements

Composition:
Originally called Chapans, these Uzbek coats are made from silk and/or cotton. Each Chapan has a different percentage of silk and cotton, which makes the feel of each fabric ever-so slightly different.

Measurements:
Length: 125 cm
Collar height: 3 cm
Model measures 1m75

Care instruction

To ensure the durability of your kimono we recommend dry cleaning only
All Chapans have already been dry cleaned to allow the colours to set

Savoir-Faire

Originally called chapans in Uzbekistan, these outerwear protect against evil eye. Their vibrant colours and rich patterns both on the outside and inside lining are intended to distract the evil eye from directly looking into our eyes.

Uzbek Ikat fabrics are an distinctive feature of the culture in Uzbekistan. Brought by nomad traders stopping along the silk route, it became a luxurious fabrics reserved for royalty and the upper-class. Today, only a few families have continued the original method of ikat making and pursued the production after Uzbekistan’s independence.

Patterns are invented by masters based on their memory to create a unique design. The silk threads are laid out on a 2x2 meter frame and using small dots, the master draws the patterns. Each dot is a note to indicate the different colours of the design. The Uzbek fabric is then dyed, one colour at a time. A process which can take as long as two months to complete.

Once the Abrebant, the original name for Ikat pattern has been dyed, weaving takes place. For pure silk fabrics, the weaving method requires eight pedals, following a precise rhythm: One foot presses pedal 1, the other simultaneously pedal 8, then pedal 7 and 2, pedal 6 and 3, pedal 5 and 4 and the same rhythm is repeated from pedal 5 and 4 all the way
to pedal 8 and 1.

The length of every Ikat fabric is 2m20 and is marked by a separation called ‘rapport’. This not only proves that the fabric is entirely handmade and handwoven but also that ikat patterns in fact represent an algorithm.

The Workmanship of our Uzbek Kimonos