in antiquity


Summer Kimono.  Taisho period (1911-1927), Japan.  The Kimono Gallery.  A hitoe (unlined) sheer summer kimono featuring large painted flowers. The silk is a textured chirimen (crepe) that is ‘dry’ to the touch. This remarkable kimono was designed and created by high-level artists and craftspeople. The flowers are individually painted, with attention to color and detail. The oversized flower motifs were painted in such a way as to yield a perfectly balanced, restrained graphic effect. This example accomplishes the desired effect – a sophisticated luxury garment probably commissioned by one of Japans elite families of the period.


1969 Mach 1 Mustang with the 428 Cobra Jet under the hood. The big block puts out 335 horsepower and 440 ft/lbs of torque from the factory. There’s a massive 735 cfm Holley 4-barrel sitting on top of it too. This particular car has the Ford C6 3-speed automatic.


Firing a Renaissance stonebow

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