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…

菱模様下襲. Bugaku kimono #Muromachi

菱模様下襲. Bugaku kimono #Muromachi

Japanese bamboo baskets 竹細工

Japanese bamboo baskets 竹細工

Contemporary hand-painted kimono

Contemporary hand-painted kimono

Antique uchikake |

Antique uchikake |

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

Chichibu Meisen weave 秩父銘仙

Chichibu Meisen weave 秩父銘仙

Beautiful Authentic 1920s/30s Japanese Meisen by AngellineKimono

Beautiful Authentic 1920s/30s Japanese Meisen by AngellineKimono

Haori 羽織  Veste qui tombe aux hanches ou jusqu’aux genoux, et qui se porte par dessus le kimono.

Haori 羽織 Veste qui tombe aux hanches ou jusqu’aux genoux, et qui se porte par dessus le kimono.

MEISEN KIMONO: The Karun Thakar Collection by Anna Jackson

MEISEN KIMONO: The Karun Thakar Collection by Anna Jackson

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