This next silk is an interesting compromise with the modern design printed on silk with a very traditional chrysanthemum pattern in the weave:
Some of the wildest retro designs we get are on heavy wool and wool blend (often 96% wool and 4% nylon) fabrics:
It's hard to imagine how some of these fabrics would have looked made up into kimono but this old label from a roll of wool gives us an idea. It's perhaps not the most elegant image in the history of kimono design(!) But for stitchers looking for interesting, sturdy and washable fabrics these wools are great value and definitely have their own charm.