Kimono, Vanishing Tradition

Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century
Publisher: Schiffer
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No. of pages:256 pages
Size:279x215 mm
Weight:1770 g
Illustrations: 581 color photos
Long description:
Kimono is a generic term for traditional Japanese clothing; it means thing to wear. This book provides an overview of some traditional garments, introduces types of designs found in twentieth century kimono that are still available, and presents wearable art inspired by kimono from contemporary artists. The text gives price ranges for items that would be reasonable in a store or gallery, and explains what to look for when collecting. As kimono disappear from Japanese wardrobes, they are becoming increasingly collectible. Each of the fourteen chapters opens with the definition of the type of apparel covered therein (including simple, everyday, formal, etc.) as well as their use in Japanese life. The terms are further explained in the Glossary. Over 525 color photographs display brilliant and subtle textile designs and demonstrate beauty in men's, women's, and children's garments and accessories. Textile and clothing designers will find a wealth of inspiration here. Vintage clothing enthusiasts will be enthralled.
Table of Contents:
- Yukata cotton robes
- Nagajugan undergarments
- Women's kimonos
- Tomesode with family crests for formal occasions
- Obi & accessories
- Women's haori short silk jackets
- Michuki overcoats
- Men's apparel
- Uchihabe with padded hems for weddings
- Children's kimono
- Furoshiki & fukusa wrapping cloths
- Religious & theater costumes
- Contemporary wearable art.