wafuku – noun: traditional Japanese clothing
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More Japanese Textiles
…and the reddish cats on grey silk
Next is a very Japanese motif, flying cranes, on a glorious purple silk.
The one below is an odd one, it is a very fine, high quality, soft wool textile, so fine it almost feels like soft cotton, with Thumper the rabbit from the Disney film Bambi. Not what one thinks of as a Japanese motif but the Japanese did like early Disney animations, so one occasionally finds characters from them on their textiles. This is an entire bolt of textile, roughly 12 metres, woven to make a child’s kimono and haori ensemble.
I can’t resist any Japanese textiles, whether unused lengths of fabric or already made up into fabulous Japanese wafuku.