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Uses for Japanese Kimono Fabrics

Information Pages
1 About Kimonos
2 Japanese Womenswear
3 Japanese Menswear
4 Further Kimono Information
5 Wearing and Folding Women's Japanese Garments - Including Video
6 Types of Women's Kimono. Geisha & Maiko
7 Japanese Eras (Periods)
8 Uses for Japanese Kimono Fabrics
9 Shibori and Tsujigahana Patterning Techniques - Including Video
10 Lots of Great Links To How To Wear Kimonos & Tie Obis
11 Types of Obi
12 Types of Kimonos - Picture Reference
13 Haori Kimono Jackets - Japan's secret treasure
14 Traditional Japanese Footwear (on my blog)
15 My Wafuku Blog, with lots of information and random other things of interest

There is also a lot of information on my Wafuku blog. This link opens in a new window, leaving this window open

I also have furoshiki tying instructions here

You can see photos of the kimono that started wafuku.co.uk here

Uses for Japanese kimono and obi fabrics

Many people use the wonderful fabrics from Japanese kimonos and obi to make other things, such as cushions, table and bed runners, bags, patchwork items, framed pictures or converted into striking, western-world style clothing, such as dresses, skirts and jackets

Here you can see a selection of sumptuous cushions and tote bags made using silk from obis and, below those, courtesy of a site called japonic.com, a couple of nice examples of dresses made from kimonos; a black dress made using the silk from a tomesode kimono and a red one made from an embroidered furisode kimono







tomesode dress        furisode dress

kimono silk dress

Modern kimono fabric wedding gowns by Anna Niponica of Wedding Nouveau

wedding gowns from kimono fabric

Below you can see some lovely ways to display obis. The ends have been bound into fan and bow shapes and laid across the front

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