zaterdag 25 augustus 2012

Vintage kimono fabric

I bought some vintage kimono fabric from Togei, she lives in Japan. I wanted to use the fabric for my applique work. When it arrived I was a bit disappointed because the fabric was very stiff .  I thought I could not use it.
But last week when it was so hot I suddenly had the idea to make a tote from the fabric. Here it is:

When I looked better at the listing Togei made on Etsy I read that the fabric was used for kimono obi's. Then i understood the stiffness.  Here you read more about kimono obi's.

I found this beautiful photo of two ladies in kimono's with obi's/sash on the Tokyotimes website.  

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Very nice bag!
    I have also seen pieces of Obi used as a feature panel in skirts. Very nice.

  2. What a clever use of obi fabric! Your tote is very pretty.

    The photo of the two ladies in Tokyo is very sweet. I wonder what they are talking about.