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- DescriptionThe kimo, one of the most emblematic symbols of Japan, it is more than a garment - governed by a wealth of codes and traditions, it is the essence of Japanese culture itself. Kimos beautifully illustrates the various facets of the garment, historically and in modern times, evoking the grace of Japanese graphics with its elegant layout and original photographs and drawings. Wearing a kimo and ktting an obi (the wide belt that secures the garment) according to traditional rule is extremely difficult. Lively colours are for unmarried girls only and long sleeved kimos are t to be worn by married women.Once passed down from mother to daughter, today there are specialised schools that certify students in proper kimo etiquette. Codified in the seventeenth century, the principles of the manufacture and wearing of kimos haven't changed since, although the kimo exists today in endless varieties, thanks to the diversity of fabric, weaving techniques and printing patterns. The simple T-shape of the kimo can have thousands of different appearances, depending on the style of folds and tucks of fabric.
- Author BiographyFrench artist Sophie Milenovich uses couture construction and techniques in her installation works and she has had several exhibitions of her work in the United States.
- Author(s)Sophie Milenovich
- Date of Publication01/11/2007
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series Title365 Series
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarry N. Abrams, Inc.
- Content Notecl185 / bw / tt185 illustrations, cl / bw / tt photographs
- Weight860 g
- Width235 mm
- Height165 mm
- Spine30 mm
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