November 29, 2008 § Leave a comment
Here’s an exhibit to see if you’re in Sarasota, Florida. It’s a kimono exhibit at the Ringling Museum that is on until February 8th. Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan
Most of the printing and weaving in the 100 kimonos are examples of the 1920’s – 30’s era. There are also some traditional shibori designs; some of the colors in these, though, are purple, orange, and red. Others are from the late 19th century. Displayed are formal, semi-formal, and casual kimono, haori jackets, and undergarments worn by men, women, and children. These kimono are from the Montgomery Collection in Lugano, Switzerland.
Visit this site to see photos of the kimonos. http://www.ringling.org/Exhibitions_Kimono.aspx?id=274
November 20, 2008 § Leave a comment
I just came across this on a You Tube site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7XaLKx77rk
Check it out.