Kimono Seasons
This series integrates the subtlety of Eastern lore with the vibrancy of western realism to create stunning and graceful "moments of heart and inner being" through the central symbolic theme of Kimono tapestries.

Fuyu: Dancing On The Wind


Fuyu: Dancing On The Wind
Kimono Seasons Collection

Fuyu: Dancing On The Wind
The Japanese word for winter is Fuyu

 
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Fan Mon Symbol

This Symbol is a Mon.
A Mon is a Japanese family crest.
This particular Mon is one of a FAN.
This motif is hand-painted repeatedly throughout the kimono as a pattern.

 

Every winter she greets the cranes flying by her window.
Flapping her fans like the wings of a crane she joins them.
DANCING ON THE WIND.

Medium: watercolor, gouache, and color pencil
Original size: 14" x 28"
Created 1996 and published copyrighted 1997
by Elizabeth Koval Maffeo


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