The Kimono Lady | The kimono, a thing to wear…
For hundreds of years, the kimono has been a traditional Japanese dress, worn by either men or women. However, it is the women’s kimono, traditionally made of silk that attracts the most attention. Their beautiful designs are pieces of Art as much as they are garments.
The kimono is wrapped around the body and secured by a sash, called obi, which is tied at the back. The outfit is accompanied by traditional footwear and a small handbag for women.
The word kimono means a ‘thing to wear’ (ki ‘wear’ and mono ‘thing’). In modern day Japan, the kimono is worn during special occasions such as weddings, tea ceremonies, funerals and formal traditional events. The style and colour of the kimono depends on the occasion and the person’s age and marital status.
Inspired by the traditions of the land of the rising sun.
Quote: The neck is kind of what’s sexy in Japan, so you have to have the kimono a little bit back. It was just a whole different way of appealing to what was sexy. – Lucy Liu
The Kimono Lady poster shows a black and white fashion drawing of a young lady wearing a beautiful zebra pattern kimono with a flashy red obi. The half-turned position of her head and body gives the artwork a touch of melancholy.
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