Friday, 4 December 2009
Neil gave me this beautiful kimono for my birthday. It is antique, silk, and has embroidery on it - I love it! It has been sitting in my wardrobe and I get it out every now and and glide around the apartment in it. Yesterday my friend Linda came round and showed me how to put it on properly. She has all the gear that you need, including a special under garment, several truss-like pieces, and then a beautiful embroidered obi that goes over the top and holds it all in. It felt great to wear, but you can see why the women shuffle in them and tend not to sit down/pick things up off the floor very easily!