Fun Link Friday: From Mud to Kimono

How do some of the most beautiful and valuable kimono get made? The BBC Arts series Handmade in Japan recently traced this process from start to finish at the island of Amami Oshima, which is famous for producing a specific and highly valued type of silk, the Oshima Tsumugi.

The entire production from start to final cutting and sewing takes more than 500 people and over a year for a single kimono! Check out the photos and videos here for more on this stunning process.

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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