Kimono

Resist-dyed purple clouds share the landscape with embroidered painted clouds on this semi-formal kimono, or furisode, meaning “fluttering sleeves.” Notice the small squares of gold and silver leaf applied to the red silk lining. A furisode is the type of kimono worn by unmarried women, characterized by vivid colours, bold patterns and curved mid-length sleeves.


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Can you describe how someone puts on a kimono?

responded: Jun 30, 2010

Posted by Julia & Laura

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Well, one drapes it on the body gently, making sure it doesn't crease unattractively. You put a kimono on over various undergarments. Then you put on a lot of belts, finishing with the obi and something to hold the obi in place.

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