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Kinsha

Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation
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Romaji Kinsha
Kanji 金紗, 錦紗
Kana きんしゃ
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(n) Summer weight silk crêpe


Like chirimen, kinsha is a fabric created by preparing the weft from two separate bobbins of gummed thread twisted together. A lesser degree of twisting is applied than in chirimen, resulting in a lighter fabric, more appropriate for summer wear. After weaving, the gum is washed out and the tension exerted by the more densely packed weft threads creates the characteristic wavy or puckered surface.

Characteristics

A soft silk fabric with characteristic crimped or wavy surface. Its surface is less crimped than chirimen and it is a lighter weight crepe due to the reduction in density of threads.

History

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.


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See Also

Chirimen