2003 Archive

Kimono

I chose kimono as a vehicle because it is form and functionality. Although my kimono have been adapted to fit the dye painted technique, they are most closely classified sakizome because they are dyed before being woven. They are more typically a homongi from homon meaning "visit" and gi meaning "wear." This is a formal style worn by women calling on other households. Although simpler than the true formal kimono, the furisode, the homongi is characterized by long, flowing sleeves and decorative design work. Finished pieces are completely lined with habotai silk and hand beaded. Although designed to display, the kimono are wearable.


Rising Sun
ON TOUR*

bombyx silk weft/
cotton warp
beaded
48" x 55"
Latticework
bombyx silk weft/
cotton warp
beaded w/beaded sleeve
55" x 57"
Circle of the Sun
tussah silk weft/
cotton warp
beaded
48" x 55"
Orchid Boxes
SOLD

silk noil weft/
cotton warp
beaded
48" x 55"
Katie's Playground
SOLD

bombyx silk weft/
cotton warp
beaded
48" x 58"
Magnolia
bombyx silk
weft/warp
beaded
50" x 55"
Peacock
bombyx silk
weft/warp
beaded
48" x 57"
Koi
bombyx silk
weft/warp
beaded black bodice
46" x 58"


Click here to learn how to fold a kimono.



Miniature Kimono

My framed kimono series are approximately a third the size of the larger art kimono. Handwoven using sakizome techniques on silk and cotton, they are fully lined with habotai silk and secured to the frame mat. Each is shadowboxed matted and framed in antique gold (the Rivertalk Series is framed in Ebonized Ash).


Magnolia
25" x 30"
Camelia
24" x 28"
Black Orchid
24" x 29"
Purple Iris
25" x 28"
Rivertalk Cyan
25" x 29"
Rivertalk Orange
25" x 29"
   




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