Friday, February 26, 2010
My friend Jean-Pierre sent me these pictures of some vintage kimonos he picked up on his latest trip to Nara and Kyoto. He says it's getting harder to find wool ones, and the silks are very expensive. He also said he saw some pieces of boro cloth, but suspected they were faked because the stitching threads looked too white and new. Since boro is now commanding such high prices I'm not surprised there would be fakes.
Jean-Pierre is sending these kimono my way, in exchange for some work from me. I'll have to do something pretty fabulous to earn this cloth!