New book called “Meisen Kimono: The Karun Thakar Collection”.  Meisen silk was produced in Japan from the late nineteenth century and became particularly popular between 1910 and 1940. Meisen was an innovative, quick and cost-effective dye and weaving method with the effect of labor-intensive and multicolored traditional kasuri ikat fabric. The meisen kimonos that were produced en masse were the first affordable ready-to-wear kimonos. Designed by a young generation of Japanese textile…

New book called “Meisen Kimono: The Karun Thakar Collection”. Meisen silk was produced in Japan from the late nineteenth century and became particularly popular between 1910 and 1940. Meisen was an innovative, quick and cost-effective dye and weaving method with the effect of labor-intensive and multicolored traditional kasuri ikat fabric. The meisen kimonos that were produced en masse were the first affordable ready-to-wear kimonos. Designed by a young generation of Japanese textile…

MEISEN KIMONO: The Karun Thakar Collection by Anna Jackson

MEISEN KIMONO: The Karun Thakar Collection by Anna Jackson

Meisen and fluffy white hair

Meisen and fluffy white hair

Detail of a bold silk meisen, (ikat) kimono featuring interlocking diamonds of contrasting flower motifs.  Early Showa era (1930-1950).  The Kimono Gallery

Detail of a bold silk meisen, (ikat) kimono featuring interlocking diamonds of contrasting flower motifs. Early Showa era (1930-1950). The Kimono Gallery

Vintage kimono

Vintage kimono

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Two Story Library. . .<3 <3 <3

Antique uchikake |

Antique uchikake |

Lonely Planet classified this bookshop as the third best bookshop in the world, Livraria Lello  Irmo in Porto, Portugal

Lonely Planet classified this bookshop as the third best bookshop in the world, Livraria Lello Irmo in Porto, Portugal

氣仙えりかさまのフェイクスイーツファッションショー。の画像 | ダリヘアデザイン 高島の靭公園から徒然と

氣仙えりかさまのフェイクスイーツファッションショー。の画像 | ダリヘアデザイン 高島の靭公園から徒然と

Kimono: The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion: Anna Jackson: 9780500518021: Amazon.com: Books

Kimono: The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion: Anna Jackson: 9780500518021: Amazon.com: Books

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