Japanese Textile Design: With its origins as the Chinese garment hanfu, the style of the Japanese kimono evolved over time to reflect cultural changes through the nation’s history. The kimono is considered a form of high art in the Japanese tradition. The artisans who weave the cloth, design and decorate the fabric, and assemble the final garment are all of the highest caliber.

These beautiful prints are salesman's samples of kimono cloth designs. Salespeople would bring these pieces to kimono makers in order to showcase the different patterns available. With its origins as

the movement with the organic shapes and contrast with the geometric shapes make good texture


花人:川瀬敏郎 花:檜 器:滑石製経筒外容器

Water lily block printing, by Harry Napper, art nouveau textile designer 1860-1930

丸に向う梅- Japanese crest design

Bohemia Glass cup and saucer


Design - Textile - Printed, Japanese / public domain

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