26435Re: [SCA-JML] Building a Kamakura Persona
- Sep 27, 2009Argent Fox wrote:
> My research at that time, and I'm sorry to say I have lost almost all of the links I had found back then, lead me to believe that a female Buke wore a white kiosode and red hakima, with a single colored coat. (Unless it was cold then layers could be added.) however when browsing the Kyoto Museum sight more recently I have been unable to find mention of such simple garb. Also it has come to my attention that the female Hakima is quite different then the male Hakima, which I prefer.Kuge (court) women wore the white kosode and red hakama.
I believe these examples match what you're talking about. They're in the
Heian section. Japanese styles evolved slowly, and fashion-wise the
Kamakura period is something of an extended transitional period where
Heian clothing simplified and became more stylized.
The red nagabakama are similar to mens hakama, but differ in a few
1. They're designed to be tied under the bust, rather than at the waist
or hips. Yep, it's a Japanese empire waist.
2. I don't remember the details, but I believe the himo (ties) are
attached differently. Womens-wear experts can probably give you more
information on this.
3. They're long. Really long. Hems trailing a few feet behind you long.
They're worn in the examples with a hitoe (unlined robe) and an uchiki
(outer robe). I've seen period artwork, though, showing women just
wearing the red hakama and kosode; IIRC these were pictures of very
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