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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What are the origins and inspirations of the patterns on this kimono?

responded: Apr 7, 2010

Posted by Nobuo

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the pattern appears to be stylized clouds and flowers - it looks modern in design not typically traditional

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