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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Japanese Kimono

This is one of the patterns we will be doing with authentic Japanese papers in upcoming classes in April . It can be used for a variety of occasions. I love the authentic indigo papers. They are quite soft, and feel almost like a cotton texture on top.
I visited Japan in 2004 and picked up some paper odds and ends. I found out that the colour Indigo (a deep rich navy) is popular in traditional work not only in paper but in linens and clothing. The Kyoto artisans wear clothing made from Indigo patterned fabric. Hopi coats, short overlapping belted robes worn over shirts and pants, are also in this colour.
The kimono is both comfortable and elegant, dont you think?

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