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Japan & South West Scotland

Clothes and Accessories

Clothes and Accessories

In Japan, both men and women wore kimono until the late nineteenth century.  By the turn of the century kimono were being worn alongside Western clothes, but nowadays they are usually reserved for special occasions.  Traditionallygeta, a type of wooden sandal or clog, were worn with kimono.  A wide variety of dying and embroidery techniques were used on kimono to achieve a dazzling array of colours and patterns, including geometric shapes, animals, landscapes and natural  themes.

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