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.>>

Summer Kimono. Early Showa Period (1927-1940), Japan. The Kimono Gallery.  A sheer “ro” (gauze) “hitoe” (unlined) silk kimono featuring joined-swastika and waterwheel motifs.

Summer Kimono. Early Showa Period (1927-1940), Japan. The Kimono Gallery. A sheer “ro” (gauze) “hitoe” (unlined) silk kimono featuring joined-swastika and waterwheel motifs.

“Movement, transition, and growth” inform the fall-inspired Autumn/Winter ‘15 collection by Nigerian designer Lisa Folawiyo’s eponymous label.

“Movement, transition, and growth” inform the...

“Movement, transition, and growth” inform the fall-inspired Autumn/Winter ‘15 collection by Nigerian designer Lisa Folawiyo’s eponymous label.

Meiji Tomesode, Late Meiji (1880-1911).   An unusual chirimen silk antique tomesode featuring yuzen-dyed depictions of various men and women on a dark green background.  The Kimono Gallery

Meiji Tomesode, Late Meiji (1880-1911). An unusual chirimen silk antique tomesode featuring yuzen-dyed depictions of various men and women on a dark green background. The Kimono Gallery

Taisho Kimono - Taisho era (1912-1926). A silk kimono featuring large white and yellow silk-screened arrow motifs on a wine-colored background.  49" from sleeve-end to sleeve-end x 63" height.  The Kimono Gallery

Taisho Kimono - Taisho era (1912-1926). A silk kimono featuring large white and yellow silk-screened arrow motifs on a wine-colored background. 49" from sleeve-end to sleeve-end x 63" height. The Kimono Gallery

A sheer silk hitoe summer kimono with motifs of duck-hawks and what looks to be galaxies. Early Showa period (1927-1940).The Kimono Gallery.

A sheer silk hitoe summer kimono with motifs of duck-hawks and what looks to be galaxies. Early Showa period (1927-1940).The Kimono Gallery.

Unlined Summer Kimono (Hito-e) with Waves and Water Drops, second quarter of the 20th century. Lent by John C. Weber Collection. | This work is on view in “Kimono: A Modern History” on view through January 19th.

Unlined Summer Kimono (Hito-e) with Waves and Water Drops, second quarter of the 20th century. Lent by John C. Weber Collection. | This work is on view in “Kimono: A Modern History” on view through January 19th.

Photo taken on a Tokyo street, featuring a brave man showcasing how one can simultaneously look both modern and hold on to old traditions.

Photo taken on a Tokyo street, featuring a brave man showcasing how one can simultaneously look both modern and hold on to old traditions.

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