Antique kimono silk was made using a variety of techniques. The lustrous silk was woven into many forms, from exquisite jacquard to delicate crepe. Then, over several months, kimono artists created the spectacular patterns using a combination of crafts. The silk could be hand-painted, dip-dyed, embroidered, embellished with gold leaf or knotted to form a distinctive Japanese design called shibori.
Sadly, many of these crafts, which had been passed down through families of artisans, are no longer practiced. We celebrate the skill and artistry of Japan's master craftsmen by using the fabrics that they created to make beautiful bespoke pieces.
Own a piece of Japanese history.