Friday, September 3, 2010

Real or Fake? Mirrored Designs

A short post today, one on a topic I'll probably expand on more down the road.

If you look at a fair amount of kimono, you'll notice after awhile that most of the ones with large designs or groups of images that flow across seams are asymmetrical, like this one.

 So what about one like this, which is a perfect mirror on each side?
These are also legitimate kimono, usually antiques. So if the kimono appears to be correct in every other way (fabric, construction, overall look, lack of belt loops ;) ) and has this sort of design, you should be able to buy with confidence.

Images courtesy of Kimonoya and used with permission.

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