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When Africa meets East-collagedparBILLYLee  <<The Global Africa Project at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York features work by Serge Mouangue, who creates kimonos from traditional African cotton textiles. X Surma Woman, Ethiopia, 2009. photographed by Chester Higgins, Jr.>>

When Africa meets East-collagedparBILLYLee <<The Global Africa Project at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York features work by Serge Mouangue, who creates kimonos from traditional African cotton textiles. X Surma Woman, Ethiopia, 2009. photographed by Chester Higgins, Jr.>>

Japanese firefighter's coat with Susanoo-no-mikoto and the eight-headed and eight-tailed dragon (yawata no orochi) described in Japan's earliest history, the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters). Vivid blue waves fill nearly half the spectacular background, while exquisite swirls of gray smoke rise above.  Edo period (1615–1868), 19th century

Firefighter's Coat with Susanoo-no-mikoto and Sea Monster, Edo period century Dark blue quilted (sashiko) cotton with freehand paste-resist decoration

“Bingata”(紅型) Kimonos in 18-19th centuries   http://kimokame.com/kimono-event/bingata-%E7%B4%85%E5%9E%8B-traditional-dyeing-okinawa/#

“Bingata”(紅型) Okinawa Kimonos in centuries Japan

十二単 Juunihitoe

Recycle Denim Jeans

denim x japanese by rina karibe recycled denim gowns Recycled, Repurposed & Reconcepted Formal Denim

The BASIC evolution of male clothing. -- Japan, Japanese clothes, traditional, history, ancient, old, culture, style

fuckyeahshittyhetaliaocs: “ sinousine: “ Japanese kimono by ~marihaya ” More Japanese clothing references, because people still don’t seem to get it right. ” <<Educate yourselves everyone! Even if you're not in the Hetalia fandom!

FANE Kimono Challenge

FANE Kimono Challenge

This one, I’m NEARLY sure, is in fact a dance or stage houmongi! The colors are bold and graphic, intended to be seen from far away, and they are printed simply, without the minuscule detail common to semi-formal kimono—and the obi is metallic and houmongi, displayed here without obiage and obijime. But even if this piece is not really a high-fashion product, the design is still lovely enough to warrant a long look. I am a big fan of traditional Japanese water, as seen also on ...

common to semi-formal Japanee Kimono.

AINU CIKARKARPE CEREMONIAL KIMONO.  HOMESPUN, HANDWOVEN JAPANESE COTTON , COTTON APPLIQUED AND CHAIN-STITCH EMBROIDERED WITH COTTON THREAD HOKKAIDO, LATE 19C/EARLY 20C

AINU CIKARKARPE CEREMONIAL KIMONO. HOMESPUN, HANDWOVEN JAPANESE COTTON , COTTON APPLIQUED AND CHAIN-STITCH EMBROIDERED WITH COTTON THREAD HOKKAIDO, LATE 19C/EARLY 20C

Manteau royal Phénix Rouge – Red Phoenix royal coat.

KABUKI COSTUME Japanese, Meiji era, late /early Wool plain weave embroidered with metallic thread, appliqued: wool and cotton.

Man's silk underkimono. 1880's, Japan. Japanese Textile Art, via Tumblr

Man's silk underkimono. 1880's, Japan. Japanese Textile Art, via Tumblr

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