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What are Furisode? 	  These are fancy kimono for young unmarried women. They are distinguished by their very long sleeves, which were thought to be seductive when they fluttered gracefully.  Ideas of "appropriate" sleeve length changed over the years for all kimono, and gradually became longer. Married women always wore garments with the shortest sleeves, however.  Furisode can be any color, and can be decorated with any technique.  Hand-drawn yuzen-dyed examples were often the most highly…

Fudisode is a long sleeve kimono worn by unmarried women. Married women always wore kimonos with the shortest sleeves.

Tejidos Wayuu (Mochilas), Colombia. Totally addicted to these.

some of the most beautiful and creative artisans I've ever seen. - This one is Tejidos Wayuu

Kogi family

The Kogi, the lost tribe of pre-Colombian America, have a message for us

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Last year, I struggled with a costume idea. At the last minute, I came up with the idea of dressing up as Frida Kahlo because I did not want a sexy costum

"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best." / Frida Kahlo

In the Studio: Mixed Media of Fearless Frida Kahlo

"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best." / Frida Kahlo

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