Mobile Photo Challenge: Macro (Kimono)


The remarkable details of two kimono. I’m always fascinated with the beautiful colors, elegant designs, and special patterns of the Kimono.


Every stitch is carefully made…


The Victoria and Albert Museum has several impressive kimono collections.



iPhone 6 captured the details nicely. 🙂

Traditionally, kimonos are sewn by hand; even machine-made kimonos require substantial hand-stitching. Kimono fabrics are frequently hand-made and -decorated. Techniques such as yūzen dye resist are used for applying decoration and patterns to the base cloth.

A woman’s kimono may easily exceed US$10,000; a complete kimono outfit, with kimono, undergarments, obi, ties, socks, sandals, and accessories, can exceed US$20,000. A single obi may cost several thousand dollars.     More on Wikipedia

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Have a wonderful week!

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