Kimono Design, Wearable art that never goes out of style

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Kimono Design is the Introduction book of the Textiles and Patterns By Keiko Nitanai.
This book uses hundreds of photographs and a wealth of information on colors, fabrics and embellishments to paint a portrait of Japanese culture, art and thought. Lavish classical patterns, sweeping scenes, and the many motifs that have been woven, dyed, painted or embroidered into these textiles reveal a reflectiveness, a sense of humor, and an appreciation of exquisite beauty that is uniquely Japanese.
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Organized according to motifs traditionally associated with each season of the year, Kimono Designinterprets the kimono’s special language as expressed in depictions of:
• Flowers and grasses
• Birds and other animals
• Symbols of power, luck and prestige
• Land-and-seascapes
• scenes from literature, history and daily life
• scenes of travel and the Japanese concept of other lands
• and many others…
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Extensive notes on all the motifs demonstrate how the kimono reflects changing times and a sense of the timeless. Information on jewelry, hairpins and other accessories is scattered throughout to give a fuller sense of the Japanese art of dress. This is a volume that Japanophiles, historians, artists and designers will all cherish.

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About the Author:
Keiko Nitanai is the founder and director of the Kyoto Antique Fabric Preservation Society and the author of numerous books on the history and use of Japanese fabrics.
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Kimono Design is available on Amazon.

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