Centurary Priest's Robe: Japan, Edo Period [1615-1867]
History of Kimono: Outstanding site giving information about the history of
kimonos and close-up views of various styles of kimono worn during various
periods of Japanese history.
- To Wrap the Human Form: explores the different methods and techniques for
creating traditional Japanese fabric designs.
Origami: Exceptional site with detailed instructions for every step of the
Quilt: This is the home page of the Patchwork/Quilt Board on NIFTY-Serve,
Japan's largest needlework and handcraft forum.
of Nishijin Weaving: From the 5th century to present day. Companion site is Processes
of Nishijin Weaving Shows viewer the manufacturing
technology that is used in modern day Nishijin weaving.
to Tie an Obi Sash and Belt - step by step instructions as well as examples
of the various types of sashes and belts.
to Tie Obi : Step-by-step instructions with pictures of one of the many ways
to tie an Obi
to Wear Kimono : Step by step instructions with pictures
Kimono Pattern - Not a "true to size" pattern, but it shows all of the parts of a pattern required to make a kimono.
Masterworks Textiles: This site of the Kyoto National Museum provides images and information about 7 exquisite examples of a variety of Japanese textiles. Provision is made to allow the viewer to continually click on the images to obtain extremely good close-up views.
Mingei - Two Centuries of Japanese Folk Art: Three stunning examples are shown.
Sister City and Sister City Quilt Guild Information: A guild that has formed a quilt guild linkage with one in Japan.
Types of Kimono - Scroll 1/4 way down page