KesaDesigns is taking a short break
Anonymous on Aug 10, 20125 out of 5 stars
More stunning in person! Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Amazing craftsmanship! I highly recommend Kesa Designs!
"Kesa" is a sacred vestment traditionally made from discarded pieces of fabric which are sewn together. The creation of something sacred from something ordinary is symbolic of our deep desire for tradition and sustainability.
Following the Tradition
Kesa Designs recycles period silk kimonos and Japanese fabrics. Silk is legendary for its luxuriousness and durability. Rare kimono cloth, art that might have been lost, is transformed into fashions that renew these remarkable robes into stunning, contemporary pieces.
We at Kesa Designs follow the Japanese tradition of resourcefulness in everyday life. New kimono cloth was a valuable product only the wealthy could afford. Ordinary Japanese citizens wore hand me downs from family, or bought used kimonos from second hand shops. Retired kimonos were used as material for all kinds of clothing and accessories, and even burned to ash for use in dyeing fabrics, or in fertilizers.
Our scarves are unique and beautiful expressions in keeping with historical reverence. With changes in Japanese cultural customs, kimonos are no longer regularly worn. The artists who spun, dyed, and wove kimono fabrics are now a part of history, but the result of their work lives on in our products. Japanese fabrics are rare, original and often one of a kind. With diminishing sources,
Kesa Designs apparel echoes rareness.
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Returns and exchanges
A returned item must be in its original condition, and show no sign of wear.
At the present time, we only ship to destinations within the United States. We expect to add options for international shipment soon. Contact us via e-mail at kesa [!at] kesadesigns.com or via an Etsy Conversation with KesaDesigns if you wish to purchase an item to be sent outside the United States, or if you wish to upgrade your shipment for express delivery.