Japanese textile exhibit at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC...on handeyemagazine.com
A close up of a pattern on heian era fabrics.
Gold, silk fukuro obi / ふっくらと仕上がった豪華な袋帯 http://www.rakuten.co.jp/aiyama #Kimono #Japan #aiyamamotoya
Detail of the pattern on heian silks..
replication of "yuki no shita" with "hosonaga" outer layer, kasane no irome kimono worn by Onna-san no Miya in Tale of Genji. by museum of kyoto in 2001. http://www.bunpaku.or.jp/info_english.html
Ian Lynam continues to post his series of red, white, and black patterns based on Japanese graphic design of the 50s over at Neojaponisme
Heian costume by crimsongriffin28, via Flickr
Floral scroll brocade patterns by crimsongriffin28, via Flickr (a whole album of heian period brocade patterns)