Re: Kosode sleeve width?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sugawara_naeme" <sugawara.naeme@...> wrote:
>IIRC, full width may be a post-period development. It is certainly used in constructing traditional/modern kimono. Narrower widths were used during our period - the graph paper sketch at http://www.wodefordhall.com shows the proportions. The reason my instructions go on to use full-panel-width sleeves, however, is that the page was intended to make construction simple. The math is much easier when scaling a garment to use full-panel-width sleeves, and it doesn't significantly affect how the kosode looks when it's on the wearer.
> I am assisting my Laurel (who is also Baroness of Grey Niche) with a Muromachi outfit for Gulf Wars and I'd really hate to make a mistake. I have conflicting research about the width of sleeves on kosode. I've seen both full panel width and half panel width advocated.
(I continue to use full-width sleeves because I have long arms for my height.)
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