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Kimono gallery part two – komons

     

Everyday kimono make up the vast majority of my collection. Here are the komons – printed, painted and shibori’ed. Non-formal kimono are in their turn divided into ‘woven things’ (less formal) and ‘painted things’ (more formal). Komons – simple, printed silk kimono – are classed as ‘painted things’ and are the next step down from formal (haregi) kimono. They are… Read more »

Pink Rinzu kimono with shibori flowers

     

This Rinzu kimono has two types of shibori and a background fabric dyed in bokashi technique. I was feeling rather disillusioned by my recent failture with kimono number 5, but my next kimono was a resounding success. This pink Rinzu kimono uses three separate techniques – Bokashi watercolour dyeing to give the background silk a shimmer, plus kanoko shibori and… Read more »