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A Small Paper Hinagata: Backlit

Written on December 15, 2011

Last week I offered this paper hinagata, or practice kimono on the webshop and as it’s hanging here in the showroom, and as I like the way it looks on this dim December day, I thought I’d post a few photos.It’s a child’s kimono rendered to size in repurposed ledger paper; the actual seams which construct the shape of the kimono are stitched, but the horizontal seams that you see in the backlit photo, below, are glued.When seen with light streaming through it, I think the perception of its beauty is altered–and maybe enhanced.As I said on the webshop posting, this piece is most likely from the Meiji era (1868 – 1912) or just slightly later.Oh, and I like my little raw cotton fiber arrangement shown above, so I thought I’d offer a quick view onto that, too.

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  1. Comment by paula:

    “I like my little raw cotton fiber arrangement shown above”
    oh me too! all fab. we need all the inspiration we can get for these dim December days. ^^

    December 15, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

  2. Comment by velma:

    the garment is so wonderful.

    December 15, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

  3. Comment by Jean Betts:

    unique and wonderful hinagata, are the collar and ties silk? love the little square patches.

    December 19, 2011 @ 1:59 pm