Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Wedding Dress using Kimono Fabrics

This dress by designer Miyo Tan appears to have been made from an Uchikake (wedding kimono) with the feature trim being from an obi (kimono sash). Both fabrics use the crane motif.

The crane, or tsuru in Japanese, is very symbolic in Japan. It represents not only good fortune and health, but also a happy marriage. The reason for this is that the crane mates for life and stay together through all seasons, both male and female build the nest and then raise their young together.

I found this picture in a Dejavu which is a collection of fashion made from kimonos. I will continue to post more from this book.

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