Kimono, Vanishing Tradition: Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century

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Kimono, Vanishing Tradition: Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century

By Cheryl Imperatore (Author), Paul MacLardy (Author), Tena Turner (Contributor)

Traditional Japanese clothing is referred to as kimono, which literally means “thing to wear.” This updated and extended second edition offers an overview of various traditional garments, introduces types of designs found in twentieth-century kimono that are still available, and showcases wearable art and home dรฉcor influenced by kimono by contemporary artists. Since kimono wear is dwindling and kimono are being phased out of Japanese wardrobes, they will become more collectable. Each of the fourteen chapters begins with a description of the type of clothing being discussed, such as casual, formal, and so on, and their application in Japanese life. 

The glossary defines the words in greater detail. Over 525 colour images show the appeal of men’s, women’s, and children’s garments and accessories in brilliant and subtle textile designs. Textile and fabric makers, as well as retro clothing collectors and others who want to wear kimonos traditionally, can find plenty of inspiration here.

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