Wednesday, October 31, 2012

carpet of lavender

Little blotches of pale blue and the lyrical black line work make this yukata pattern come to life.                                                   

Thursday, October 25, 2012

bold sunshine

Wow! What would this look like as a summer kimono on a petite Japanese woman? Crazy wild.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

butterfly bonanza

Loopy and lively butterflies fill a sky of pale peacock blue.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

color contrasts neutral

Periwinkle-tipped blossoms with dotted and striped leaves float on a plaid-like backdrop of smokey gray and tan.                                                  

Friday, October 19, 2012

sunny flowers

A heartwarming bolt of golden sunflowers with violet centers and two kinds of leaf designs.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

gentlemen prefer geometry

This repeating indigo and white graphic pattern is simple and subdued—produced for a man’s yukata.

Monday, October 15, 2012

the butterfly effect

In chaos theory, the flapping of a butterfly’s wings can effect other conditions very far away. As these Japanese butterflies take wing, they effect us all the way over here in North America.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

red, white and indigo

The richness of deep indigo is highlighted with the white leaf graphics and scarlet red flowers.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

tropical treat

Hibiscus blossoms and palm fronds beckon thoughts of balmy breezes and white sandy beaches.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

dancing dervishes

On a backdrop of Copenhagen blue, these segmented swirls are full of fresh colors and energy.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

exquisite elegance

I just love the richness of this composition with the complex flowers and ruby butterflies.

Friday, October 5, 2012

happy days

Red peace doves and wacky white flowers with pink centers fly through a cerulean sky. Plus there are two floating signatures—Tari and Hana—on this bright yukata bolt.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Jumping through brushstroke waves, these red dolphins are a rare motif in yukata cottons.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

golden lilies

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin.” Yellow and black lilies stretch across this rich gold cotton yukata bolt.

Monday, October 1, 2012

cats minimus

The Lilliputian purple cats on this dusty teal background are unexpectedly adorable.