These beautiful prints are salesman's samples of kimono cloth designs. Salespeople would bring these pieces to kimono makers in order to showcase the different patterns available. With its origins as

These beautiful prints are salesman's samples of kimono cloth designs. Salespeople would bring these pieces to kimono makers in order to showcase the different patterns available. With its origins as

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Katsuji Wakisaka: Japanese Textile Designer Marimekko, SOU・SOU, and 10,000 Postcards to His Wife

Katsuji Wakisaka: Japanese Textile Designer Marimekko, SOU・SOU, and 10,000 Postcards to His Wife

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Japanese Shibori - Yukata with shibori blossoms in water via Daily Japanese Textile

Japanese Shibori - Yukata with shibori blossoms in water via Daily Japanese Textile

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printsandthings: “I could go on the Oxford Asian Textile Group’s first outing of 2011 to see Japanese textiles at the Ashmolean Museum… …One of the most wonderful things, in my opinion, was a huge (C19?) pattern book, full of all the different stencil patterns that could be printed onto fabric to make into a kimono…”

printsandthings: “I could go on the Oxford Asian Textile Group’s first outing of 2011 to see Japanese textiles at the Ashmolean Museum… …One of the most wonderful things, in my opinion, was a huge (C19?) pattern book, full of all the different stencil patterns that could be printed onto fabric to make into a kimono…”

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