I received a lovely package from Japan yesterday and now I'm in kimono heaven! I ordered these two lovely kimonos from Litre, a shop on Etsy that specialises in vintage kimonos amongst tother things. These will be perfect for using to make my clutch bags and scarves that I sell in my store, although it's going to be very painful for me to cut them up!
The first kimono is a stunning multi colour floral kimono with touches of gold here and there. It's pretty short, so I'm guessing it was a child's kimono.
There are so many lovely colours in it that I can use to co-ordinate with other colours. When I make my scarves I love to mix them up with a combination of kimono fabrics.
The second kimono is red and cream and much longer, so this would have been an adult's kimono.
I love the touches of green and yellow in the design.
If you look closer, you can see the detail. There are maple leaves and blossoms that are a traditional Japanese motif, but you can also see houses and a stream nestled amongst the foliage.
The kimonos were beautifully parcelled up and came with a selection of lovely items including a hand-written note from the owners and a selection of postcards and stickers. Lucky me!