Kimono & Other Information

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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.

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