Japan Raw Silk Pack Sticker - circa 1880.
Reproduction in "Soie et Lumieres", Christian Polak.
Ever since an excited Japanese bride-to-be allowe me a sneak peek into the large cardboard box that kept her traditional Japanese wedding kimono safely ensconced in sheets and sheets of soft paper, I have been fascinated by the beauty of silk and the manner in which Japanese women use it in their exquisite garments.
I chanced upon this picture and couldn't let it pass. I thought I'd share it with you.