The Social Life Of Kimono

Author: Sheila Cliffe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472585554
Size: 10.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The kimono is an iconic garment with a history as rich and colourful as the textiles from which it is crafted. Deeply associated with Japanese culture both past and present, it has often been thought of as a highly gendered, rigidly traditional and unchanging national costume. This book challenges that perception, revealing the nuanced meanings and messages behind the kimono from the point of view of its wearers and producers, many of whom – both men and women – see the garment as a vehicle for self-expression. Taking a material culture approach, The Social Life of Kimono is the first study to combine the history of the kimono as a fashionable garment with an in-depth exploration of its multifaceted role today on both the street and the catwalk. Through case studies covering historical advertising campaigns, fashion magazines, interviews with contemporary kimono designers, large scale and small craft producers, and consumers who choose to wear them, The Social Life of Kimono gives a unique insight into making and meaning of this complex garment.

Tokidoki Origami Paper Pack

Author: tokidoki
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 1454925698
Size: 15.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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These beautiful tokidoki patterned papers featuring all of your favorite characters will inspire you to create dozens of origami masterpieces. With basic instructions that make it easy to master the craft, you'll be hooked on this popular hobby in no time. In addition to more than 250 sheets of colorful paper in 16 patterns, there are black-and-white patterned papers to color and fold.