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July 1, 2017 By Andy Ross

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The kimono

The Japanese kimono is truly a work of art. A programme, available in the UK on iPlayer, shows the handmade production of this traditional garment. 

The series is called Handmade in Japan and, as the name suggests, is all about the traditional crafts from these fascinating islands, in particular the island of Amami Oshima where the silk yarns are dyed in mud before being woven into the cloth used for the kimonos. This programme looks at the history, production and problems facing this industry in the modern world.