Japanese kimonos, beautiful pieces of art, are displayed on a large, plain wall in Western home, giving an exotic touch to the interior design. Here’s how to display your kimono.
- Put the bamboo or dowels through the kimono sleeves, starting from the end of a sleeve, through the collar, from the second sleeve.
- Spread the top of the kimono evenly on the rod, avoiding kinks or folds. Place the kimono on the pole so that the rod ends are the same.
- Mark the end of the pole.
- Tightly wrap the wire or rope around pencil 2 times and mark on the pole, and then twist the wire or tie the rope in a knot. Cut the wire / rope near the pole. Repeat this operation at the other end of the pole of the pencil mark, and make sure that the knots face the same side of the pole which will be the back of the bar, or the side that will be next to the wall. The knot at each end is referred to as the securing piece.
- Wrap one end of the rope at one end of the pole outside the wrapped end, tie/twist it closed with the knot exactly next to the knot of the securing piece. Place the rope out over the top of the bamboo pole, and arch it at the center of the kimono top. Wrap the rope around the other end of the pole, and secure piece at that end. Tie or twist it closed and cut it near to the pole.
- Lay the kimono as well as rod back down. Hammer big nail into the place where you marked with a pencil.
- Hang the center of the rope / wire rope on your fingernail, and make sure it is straight.
- Look at the pictures of hanging kimono to decide the spacing on the wall and accentuating colors and accessories.
- If you want to secure the bottom of the kimono to the wall as well, you should pull out the bottom to make sure it is flat against the wall, and place a small wall on the side of the kimono between the suture and the hammer.
- Carefully treat kimono since its fabric is fragile. Do not use greasy or sticky fingers to handle your kimono. Make sure your nails and other materials are clean and no rust.