Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Questionable Garb
- Noble Cousins!
Greetings from Solveig!
> Er, no. "Kimono" is a word that came into usage during the 19thI'm not sure that is quite correct either. "Wafuku" is the technical
> century to differentiate Japanese things to wear from Western
> things to wear.
term for Japanese style clothing and "yofuku" is the technical term
for Western style clothing. Kimono refers rather specifically to how
something is worn and does not refer to trousers to which the verb
"haku" (to pull up and on) applies instead of the verb "kiru" which
more or less means "to wrap". (Disclaimer, I have been progressively
forgetting Japanese. So sad.)
> "Kosode" are period. They are similar to modern kimono, however,There are several different shapes to the sleeves of the kosode.
> they have smaller sleeves with curved front edges and the
> proportions are different owing to a slightly wider fabric width
> having been used earlier.
Your Humble Servant