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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Japanese Botanical Art in Kimono Textiles


by Janine Thorman, Vintage Kimonos, Boulder, CO

Artwork in Japanese textiles has been a major part of the beauty of the garments which were once worn by all Japanese people. Because the basic shape of the kimono and haori has changed very little over time, the artwork and decorations have taken on more importance. We will be looking at many examples of Japanese artwork on the beautiful kimono.
Janine Thorman studied fashion design at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her Colorado showroom holds anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 kimonos at one time, in every color, texture, weave (damask, ikat) and embellishment (embroidered, shibori tie-dye, hand-painted), as well as every style of kimono such as uchikake (wedding kimono), haori (short jacket), michiyuki (traveling overcoat), yukata (cotton kimono) and hakama (split pant/skirt usually for men).

CAFÉ BOTANIQUE
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Denver Botanic Gardens – Gates Hall
6:30 – 8 p.m

(More information and to register, please click here)

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