Did you see this Liza Foreman post on the New York Times website About the prestigious kimono making company Chiso
Chiso was established in 1555, making robes for priests. In the 1700’s they developed the kyo-yuzen dyeing technique.
They start with the finest of silks.
Then trace the design with a disappearing ink.
This image from the V&A blog.
Then paint. Carefully.
The silk is held taut with thin bamboo sticks. One kimono can take up to 3 months.
A finished kimono. And available too; 399,000 yen, or $4043.47.
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