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Traditional Japanese Textiles
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Cotton was originally an imported luxury item and it wasn't widely cultivated and worn until the 18th century. Before that, work clothes were made from hemp and other bast-fibres. Which of these fibres is not traditionally used in Japan?
On what occasion would a man wear a white kimono?
his high-school graduation
his own funeral
his mother or father's funeral
Late-Edo and Meiji period 'Sashiko hikeshi hanten' firemen's jackets are prized by collectors for their all-over sashiko quilting and their bold, colourful figurative designs. What is the origin of these designs?
French Impressionist painting
Ainu textile designs
One of the most common 20th century kimono fabrics was a mass-produced silk or synthetic ikat which utilized the modern synthetic dyes and mechanized looms which had been introduced from Europe during the Meiji era. What is it called?
An easier one to finish with...Which of these is not an item of clothing?
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Compiled Oct 12 13