All images from Kyoto Kimono
Kyoto Kimono, a fabulous kimono and textile dealer in Endicott, New York, has a great selection of unusual obijime on their website! I have purchased from them online and they are great to deal with and everything I have purchased has been excellent quality.
I love vintage obijime and have about 40 in my collection. Unusual patterns and weaves are always desirable as obijime are an essential accessory in kimono kitsuke.
Kyoto Kimono has some wonderful patterned obijime (bamboo, yabane, floral), gradation or ombre (bokashi) weaves, as well as some interesting textures and least two summer obijime- I'm sure those will be snatched up quickly since these are harder to find.
A handy step-by-step guide on how to tie an obijime is here.
Have fun shopping!
|Clear turquoise and gold in an exciting pattern|