Sunday, 27 November 2011

Kimono programme

Hi Laura,
that is an amazing coincidence, I'm so glad you heard it, very informative. The subject is complex and mysterious, a lot to get my poor head around. £10,000 for a child's kimono is also rather for surprising, an adult's at £70,000 must be prohibitive, no wonder the art of wearing a kimono is disappearing.



  1. Hi Marie, I've just listened to it too, and was amazed at the price for them, but also how little the weavers themselves got (the producer gets 5 times less than the distributor). It takes these folk 3 months continuous weaving to make 12 metres of fabric! Still, its absolutely fascinating. Thank you so much for the link, Laura

  2. Yes I heard that - fascinating but jaw-dropping!