Two Cranes in Flight. I always marvel at the combination of kimono and obi belt. How do they figure this out—cause it’s never a matchy-matchy thing. When I asked my Japanese kimono dealer friend, Hirai-san, she told me that women typically wear a woven obi with a printed fabric kimono and vice versa. Of course there are exceptions, but I see now that I am aware of this combo and it has influenced my fiber art…so not just considering color, but also texture. Two yellow Bakelite buttons accent the diagonal and a seed button dangles below.