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Ethnic Hybrid Denim
Japanese 'Wa' Patterns Give Clothes a Nationalistic Feel


By: Tisah Tucknott (Rockstar) May 26, 09
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Japanese designers have started to incorporate wa patterns to give their clothing an ethnic feel. This fashion innovation mixes old, traditional motifs with modern products to create a unique look.

Japanese wa include patterns such as Kyo yuzen or indigo dyeing, ho-chiku-bai or pine, bamboo and apricot motifs; and tsuru-kame, or crane and tortoise.



Source: web-japan.org
Readmore: japanese-style.net



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