Kimono and obi: black white and bright

豆千代流 振袖コーディネート 「花筏」

thekimonogallery: Special kimono for dancing. Second half of 20th century, Japan. MET Museum

Special kimono for dancing. Second half of century, Japan - "And be not infirm, and be not grieving, and you shall have the upper hand if you are believers.” Surah Al-i Imran, 139

Tsutsugaki is a method of free-hand resist dyeing practised for many centuries in Japan.  A paste is applied to the cotton fabric with a ‘tsutsu’ before the fabric is repeatedly dipped in indigo to achieve a rich depth of colour.  In some cases, additional colours are painted onto the resist areas.

Tsutsugaki is a method of free-hand resist dyeing practised for many centuries…

Boro Kimono de algodón 1900.

Traditional Boro used patchwork quilting and sashiko stitching to mend and extend the life of all pieces of worn fabric in a household. Boro Cotton Kimono, Yamagata Prefecture (Northern Japan) c.

kabuki kamono. Love anything with koi print!

prior pinner: Kabuki Theatre Costume, early Silk and cotton satin weave with silk applique, silk satin stitch embroidery, and metal wrapped thread couching Japan.

Furisode, second half 19th century, Japan. “Long-sleeved robe (furisode) with design of pine trees embroidered and couched in black silk on a black silk crepe ground, resist dyed; lined with red crêpe with design of bamboo embroidered in red silk; three white floral crests along the upper back and sleeves; padded hem. Silk plain-weave crepe ground embroidered and couched with silk; resist-dyed”

Furisode, second half century, Japan. “Long-sleeved robe (furisode) with design of pine trees embroidered and couched in black silk on a black silk crepe ground, resist dyed; lined with red crêpe.

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