RE: [SCA-JML] Question on religious wear...
- Greetings Ii-dono,
I _wish_ I knew! My hypothesis is that this is an earlier version of the
koromo or ho based on a Chinese design. If you look at Chinese Buddhist
priests, you'll often see this garment or something similar anyway. I am
also convinced it is a high-rank garment as I have only ever seen it on
depictions of abbots and the like. As for how the collar is attached or
lays, your guess is as good as mine. Yet another thing to go research...
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> From: Ii Saburou [mailto:logan@...]
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> Subject: [SCA-JML] Question on religious wear...
> Not sure which garment it is, but on many Heian monks I notice that they
> have a collar coming to a very large and definite point in the
> back behind
> the head. Upon inspection this appears to be a wide, stiff collar that
> isn't tucked in like the collars on hitoe and such. That would partially
> explain the large, pointed protrusion, but I'm not sure that it goes far
> Does anyone have any information on this? Does it bear religious
> significance, or is it just the way the garment is made?
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