Jul 28, 2009

[DIY] Kimono Rack Hanger (Iko).

Now, I'm building kimono website.
And I'm taking some photos of kimono for this site.
At that time, I'm using the "Kimono hanger" to hang kimono.

My kimono hanger is a folding hanger made from plastic.
It's very reasonable and convenient.
But I think it's not so photogenic...

I think "Iko" is more cool!!

Iko is a Japanese traditional rack for hanging kimono.
There are folding type and single-panel type.
It's made from wood or bamboo,
often lacquered and decorated gorgeously,
and is very antique like and old-fashioned.

But usually Iko is sooooo expensive!
Folding type will cost at least $140,
and single-panel type will cost at least $300.
If you buy the gold-lacquered high-class Iko,
it might be $1000 or more...!!

Therefore, I want to make it myself!

From now on, I'll go into action for making Iko.
I'll search for reasonable wood or bamboo or some substitute material first.
And I have to examine of structure of Iko!

► KIDORAKU Japan.com - DIY : Iko (Kimono Rack Hanger)

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I found your blog through a search. I am also trying to make a iko. How did yours turned out? I don't know where to start :)