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Kinran

Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation
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Romaji Kinran
Kanji 金襴
Kana
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(n) Gold brocade


Kinran is a kind of Nishijin ori woven with gold threads or gold-coated strips of paper.

Characteristics

Kinran is can be made with plain fabric, twill or satin weave. Gold wrapped thread or thin strips of gold coated paper are inserted into every other warp row.[1]

History

The first examples of kinran were imported from China during the Kamakura period. Many of these fabrics became meibutsugire. The first recorded domestic production of kinran was in 1592, in Kyoto.[2]

Kinran was widely used in the production of dance costumes and textiles for the tea ceremony.

Examples

Formality & TPO

TPO - Within Japan

Occasion Acceptable
Hotel Wedding Reception
Restaurant Wedding Reception
Formal Party
Casual Party
Dinner
Lunch
Tea Gathering
Graduation Ceremony
Practice
Theatre, Concert
Exhibition
Travel
Yes - Acceptable to wear.
OK - OK to wear if no suitable alternatives.
No - Unacceptable to wear.


Article Notes

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References

  1. JAANUS Article on Kinran. Accessed March 8, 2017.
  2. JAANUS Article on Kinran. Accessed March 8, 2017.