Friday, May 31, 2013

Day 308: Ever fold a real kimono?


Not an easy task ...



Many years ago, we were gifted with ...

 three exquisite traditional Japanese kimono.  


(*color distorted by flash, actually white)

A creamy white silk brocade ...



traditional tsuru wedding kimono.



Magnificent detail in embroidery.


(front)
A crimson red silk tsuru & ginko kimono.


(back)
Also with amazing detail.

















And, a crimson & gold silk  kimono.




I apologize that my photographs don't do justice to the colors.



Or the tsuru, cherry blossom and chrysanthemum detail.





Treasures from Japan.

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