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The Kimono...Design Perfection and a Textiles dream

The era of 20's fashion embraced the design and modified it in many ways to create evening coats and wraps; delighting in the endless ways to utilize embroidered and beaded textiles..... continually re-inventing itself as the decades go by.....

Rare 1920s Printed Tissue Silk PJ Set A stunning and rare example of the "pajama" sets made for the tourist market near the turn of the century in the 1920s. All of the print that you see is block screened onto the feather light tissue silk. The pattern on this set is exception with beautiful boats depicted amongst other scenery and fauna.

京都の花(とし純さん)-5 by nobuflickr, via Flickr

Maiko Ichifuku via NoYouShutUp

Tabane-Noshi Furisode - Meiji (1868-1911). Although the layout and design of this striking antique furisode may seem to be quite "modern", it is in fact very similar to at least one 18th century example [The Story of The Kimono, Jill Liddell, plate 200]. The prominent motif on this furisode is that of the Tabane-Noshi: "noshi" originally means narrow strips of dried abalone bundled together in the middle, and was the ritual offering to God in Japanese Shinto religion.

舞妓のたね若さん Maiko Tanewaka