Wednesday, March 01, 2006





The kesa is generally made of different patches sewn together. Different parts are given different names and it is useful to know them in order to cut the fabric and get the measurements right.

Yo are the narrow stripes, it means “leaf” the bits of land between rice fields are often covered with dead leaves.

Dankyaku are parts between Yo and represent the watery patches of a rice field. On a seven stripes kesa , you’ll find big and small Dankyaku.

The size of Yo (stripes), daiza ( ties), en (frame), kakucho( squares) never change.

So when you cut the fabric, you have to find out the precise measurements for each patch. You will need 21 patches to make the main part of your kesa. You’ll need 6 types of patches: A,B,C,D, E, F. You’ll need 5A, 5B,5C, 2D,2E,2F. The precise measurement of these patches depends on the size of your kesa ( therefore on your chu)
you will need to add folds and , yo width etc.




2 Comments:

Blogger mindedcompanion said...

namaste

Grateful for help along the path of my Tricivara's assembly. I have sifted through many 'webpages' in an attempt to faithfully reconstruct the triple robe as designed by Ananda.

A 9 patch Samghati, 7 patch Uttarasanga and 5 patch Antarvasa in ratio with one another; one layer of material (in my case, unbleached muslin) each except for the Samghati which has two. Those three garments are the result.

I, the one now, before and after, don these robes in pursuit of Bodhicitta. I dedicate the 'spark of light' within, beneath the cloth, to moment-to-moment existence as a Bodhisattva.

DAI SAI GEDA FUKU
MUSO FUKU DEN E
HIBU NYORAI KYO
KODO SHOSHU JO

Thank serendipity that one human from across the Earth can help another; even if six years later. [^_^]

9:36 PM  
Blogger mindedcompanion said...

namaste

Grateful for help along the path of my Tricivara's assembly. I have sifted through many 'webpages' in an attempt to faithfully reconstruct the triple robe as designed by Ananda.

A 9 patch Samghati, 7 patch Uttarasanga and 5 patch Antarvasa in ratio with one another; one layer of material (in my case, unbleached muslin) each except for the Samghati which has two. Those three garments are the result.

I, the one now, before and after, don these robes in pursuit of Bodhicitta. I dedicate the 'spark of light' within, beneath the cloth, to moment-to-moment existence as a Bodhisattva.

DAI SAI GEDA FUKU
MUSO FUKU DEN E
HIBU NYORAI KYO
KODO SHOSHU JO

Thank serendipity that one human from across the Earth can help another; even if six years later. [^_^]

9:38 PM  

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