Tag Archives: kimono


Hello Friends.  We are currently doing some housekeeping on the blog.  You can now find a list of our favorite websites on the side, as well as a few articles in the main menu.  The first one “the Body Politic” … Continue reading

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Samples Needed: Textile Techniques

I have a small collection of various textile samples for my History of Costume and Textile students. I bring the samples in on the appropriate day and let the students fondle them. Some are vintage, some are modern examples, and … Continue reading

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Stalking Ebay for a tsujighana kimono

So I occasionally buy examples of textiles off of ebay for my class. I find that hands on examples go a long way to explaining things.  So I was looking for a few kimonos that illustrate shibori (tie-dyeing), embroidery (both … Continue reading

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The Body Politic: Victorian Fashions in Meiji Japan

Last summer I began to work on the fashions of Meiji Japan (1868-1912).  This is a rather unique period in fashion history when the Japanese sought to impress the threatening Western powers by a program of rapid modernization and Westernization.  … Continue reading

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