Handcrafted from Japanese textiles woven from the early 20th century on, KimonoMomo's line of silky scarves make wearing a piece of history a luxurious affair. Oregon-based designer Carol Ziogas transforms vintage and deadstock kimonos into elegant accessories, using no virgin materials whatsoever.

"When I take a kimono apart, I think about the hands that made it, from weaver to dyer and the person who sewed it," says Ziogas. "Fabrics with a history are far more interesting to me than new fabrics." Indeed, with their delicately hand-painted designs, the scarves reveal both a classic attention to detail and a timeless beauty.

Story by Liz Barker. This article originally appeared in Plenty in June 2007. This story was added to MNN.com in August 2009.

Copyright Environ Press 2007.

KimonoMomo crafts from history
Oregon-based designer Carol Ziogas transforms vintage and deadstock kimonos into elegant accessories, using no virgin materials whatsoever.