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Sophie Milenovich

Abrams, 2007
256 pages
Fully illustrated, colour
ISBN: 9780810994508

The kimono is one of the most emblematic symbols of Japan. It is rich in symbolism and social messages. It is not only a garment: It gathers a wealth of codes and traditions. The principles that rule its making were established in the 17th century and haven't changed since. However, the kimono exists today in endless varieties thanks to the diversity of fabric, weaving techniques, and printing patterns. With original photographs and drawings, Kimonos beautifully illustrates the various facets of the garment, historically and in modern times.


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