The word kimono consists of two parts,
ki wear and mono thing, thus meaning a thing to wear.
A Kimono is a Japanese dress. It is considered as one of Japans most stunning treasures. It is pronounced as kee-mo-no. This clothing has a long history and has changed with time. Kimono reflects the society and culture of Japan.
Kimonos convey a lot of information about its wearer, such as age, personality, marital and financial status. Fabric, colour patterns, form and accessories convey this information and also show the level of formality. For instance, kimonos worn by young unmarried women have longer sleeves and usually are more elaborate.
The typical woman’s kimono consists of twelve or more pieces to be worn and secured in certain ways, and usually an assistant kimono dresser is needed to put it on. Kimonos are always wrapped with the left side over the right, except when used as a burial garment.
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