Kimono Umbrella 墨流し-SUMINAGASHI
Part of the Kimono Umbrella collection, this Japanese umbrella design is SUMINAGASHI (flowing sumi). Crafted & upcycled from a traditional, antique Kimono that has been passed down through generations.
Coated in a Vintage Kimono fabric, glass fibre body and wooden handle. The neatness of the Sumi-e pattern is fully utilized, and the combination of the continuous patterns is like a Japanese hanging scroll. This is a prestigious piece of work. A kimono is said to be a walking painting, a hanging scroll that reflects the Japanese landscape, and a parasol is a work of art that symbolizes this.
The softness and colour of the silk and sumi patterns of the Suminagashi are well balanced with the parasol that are said to look beautiful with an outfit. Canopy made from 100% silk of a Kimono, meaning it’s not suitable for rain as it would damage the silk – however, as the theme of this umbrella, it is perfect for the sun, weighing approximately 310 grams. The origin of the Kimono can be traced as far back as the Heian Period over 1200 years ago. Straight cuts of fabric were sewn together to create a garment that fit every body shape.
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Kimono Collection: Sun parasols made from fabric cut from antique Kimono. The Kimono is a Japanese traditional formal costume. Due to fashion culture & trends changing, people don’t wear Kimono’s as often as they used to, so they have been upcycled & hand-crafted into a beautiful umbrella.