Kyoto Kimono Show Features Vintage Kimonos and Fabric at the Bush Gallery, Lowell MA, Aug 12-13

Kyoto Kimono Show Features Vintage Kimonos and Kimono Fabric at the annual Lowell Quilt Festival, Bush Art Gallery & Studio, Lowell, MA, August 12th-13th, featuring authentic kimono fabric, vintage kimono robes, haori, and obi sashes.
Kimono Fabric Collage
Kimono Fabric Collage
Aug. 10, 2011 - PRLog -- Kyoto Kimono, an online vintage Japanese garment shop based in upstate New York, together with the Bush Art Gallery & Studio, will present a show at the Lowell Quilt Festival, August 12th and 13th, featuring over 200 authentic, vintage kimono robes, haori jackets, and obi sashes collected from auction houses and temple markets in Kyoto, Japan.

Kyoto Kimono owner Nancy McDonough, who lived in Kyoto for several years, will be on hand to discuss the garments, textile techniques, and the interplay between kimono and Japanese culture. McDonough began collecting vintage kimono robes in the early 90s in Kyoto, Japan and Kyoto Kimono was then born out of her desire to tell their story. Her unique collection of vintage Japanese garments ranges in date from 1930-70.  In addition, wearable accessories, scarves, purses, and totes made from recycled vintage garments are offered in her Japanique Boutique collection.

The Lowell Quilt Festival runs Friday, August 12th from 5-8pm, and Saturday, August 13th, 11a.m.-5 p.m., at the Bush Art Gallery & Studio, Lowell, MA. The Lowell Quilt Festival is a Boston, MA area favorite.

Kyoto Kimono is an online vintage Japanese garment shop based in upstate New York. For more information, call (607) 765-3960 (9-5. EST) or email with any comments, questions, or to place an order.

The Brush Art Gallery is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. It was founded in 1982 by the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission, U.S. Department of the Interior. Modeled after the Torpedo factory art complex in Alexandria, Virginia, the Brush is a dynamic and inviting place. The Brush Gallery & Artists Studios are located at 256 Market St., Lowell, MA 01852. Telephone 978-459-7819, or email them at, for more information.  

To learn more about Kyoto Kimono, visit
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