Tuesday, 21 July 2009


There is a fascinating exhibition on at Stroud College (until the end of this week) showing one man's private collection of kimonos. There are loads of them illustrating changing styles, tastes and uses of kimono over the last 150 years.

I love the colours and decoration on these fabrics, but there were also far simpler indigo dyed ikat kimono used for everyday-wear that were completely different but also wonderful .

The detailing and embroidery are amazing, the photos don't do it justice - if you have the chance I recommend popping in for a look for yourself.

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