Resist-dyed purple clouds share the landscape with embroidered painted clouds on this semi-formal kimono, or furisode, meaning “fluttering sleeves.” Notice the small squares of gold and silver leaf applied to the red silk lining. A furisode is the type of kimono worn by unmarried women, characterized by vivid colours, bold patterns and curved mid-length sleeves.

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Can you describe how someone puts on a kimono?

responded: Apr 3, 2013

Posted by Lynn Scherloski

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My component displays the back of a Kimono. While analyzing the Kimono at the Textile Museum I noticed that the back of the Kimono had a shape of a portrait. I then investigated the culture associated with the Japanese Kimono and found that it serves as a great importance as individuals identity.

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