Decorative detachable kimono collar han’eri

Decorative detachable kimono collar han’eri


A decorative detachable kimono collar han’eri 半襟 which was folded in half lengthwise and worn around the neck under the kimono. When in use, only the folded edge of the collar is visible. In the official kimono, which consists of several layers, the han’eri collar was worn under the kimono, serving as protection for a part of the clothing called juban 襦袢.​ There are two groups of embroidered motifs of open and closed fans with various geometric patterns, including of maple leaves and flowers, probably chrysanthemums. Maple and chrysanthemum are associated with autumn in Japanese symbolism, and chrysanthemum is also associated with longevity due to its resilience and healing properties. (TB)

Material description: silk
Manufacturing technique: embroidered silk
Dimensions: length: 112 cm, width: 16.5 cm
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Celje Regional Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1957–1960
Last acquisition method: donation (donated by Thea Schreiber Gammelin)
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Alma M. Karlin, Thea Schreiber Gammelin, Celje Regional Museum
Object condition, handling and damage: well preserved
History of exhibition: Celje Regional Museum, Celje, 16.10.2019–31.5.2020 (exhibition: Azija me je povsem uročila [Asia Utterly Bewitched Me])

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