four december giveaways!
By Patricia Belyea
It’s time to celebrate! This month Okan Arts is giving away a copy of KIMONO Vanishing Tradition: Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century and a gorgeous tenga obi. There are four giveaways, each valued at $100.
KIMONO Vanishing Tradition, written by Cheryl Imperatore and Paul MacLardy, is published by Schiffer. This hefty book (almost four pounds!) provides an overview of traditional garments as well as wearable art inspired by contemporary artists. Over 525 color photos show textile designs that range from sublime to brilliant.
Cheryl and Paul are co-founders of Arise, Inc., a major importer of kimono to North America. The authors describe each type of garment, how the item was used in Japanese life, and how it would be priced in a gallery today. An excellent resource for both collectors and lovers of Japanese textiles.
Accompanying the book is a formal, half-width tenga obi, supplied by Okan Arts. From 5.5 to 6 inches wide and approximately 11 feet long, this textile treasure can be appreciated just the way it is. Or, the obi can be transformed into a holiday table runner or a gala clutch (or ten gala clutches!).
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winners are Karen Z of Kent WA, Lea F of Mayhill NM, Mary W of West Roxbury MA, and Nan J of Kirkland WA.
To participate in the December giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: How does your quilting passion intersect with your holiday celebrations?
HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The December 2018 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight Pacific Time on December 31, 2018. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (sorry to our Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. Four lucky winners will be chosen with a random number drawing. Each will win a copy of KIMONO Vanishing Tradition and a tenga obi. Each winner must respond within one week of notification or her/his giveaway will be forfeited. A list of Okan Arts giveaway winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!
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Thank you Schiffer Publishing for the donation of KIMONO Vanishing Tradition. Please note that Okan Arts received no compensation for this giveaway.