Mobile Photo Challenge: Macro (Kimono)

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

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Every stitch is carefully made…

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The Victoria and Albert Museum has several impressive kimono collections.

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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

Submit to Sally’s Mobile Photography Challenge. Week 2 is Macro. Click the logo to join.

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Have a wonderful week!

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