|Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation|
Kinkoma is a method of gold couching (laid-work). Gold thread is laid across the fabric and then fastened in place with small perpendicular stitches. Kinkoma is often used to outline dyed motifs.
Kinkoma offers special challenges to cleaning a garment as the thread or wire is actual gold that can be stripped away by any harsh chemical cleaning or rough washing.
Gold thread is used to outline larger areas of dyed or embroidered work. Kinkoma is readily recognized by the thickness of the laid gold thread or wire and the fact it does not penetrate the fabric.
Highly stylized kinkoma embroidered kiri on Nagoya obi from the collection of Moonblossom
Formality & TPO
TPO - Within Japan
|Hotel Wedding Reception||Yes|
|Restaurant Wedding Reception||Yes|
| Yes - Acceptable to wear. |
OK - OK to wear if no suitable alternatives.
No - Unacceptable to wear.
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