Skip to Content
Today Open today 10–11 members | 11–8 public

Kimono (Kosode)

A work made of silk, warp and weft resist-dyed (kasuri), plain weave.

Image actions

  • A work made of silk, warp and weft resist-dyed (kasuri), plain weave.


Taishô period (1912–1926)/ Shôwa period (1926–1989), c. 1925


Japan, Osaka

About this artwork

The bold, geometric pattern of rectangles, squares, and triangles on this kimono is characteristic of the 1920s. It reflects the influence of the 1925 Paris Exposition des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes and that exhibition’s far-reaching dissemination of the Art Deco style. However, the steps of alternating blocks of different colors and patterns allude to late 16th and 17th century kimono patterning of dan gawari.


Currently Off View




Kimono (Kosode)


Japan (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1910–1930


Silk, warp and weft resist-dyed (kasuri), plain weave


153.3 × 127.3 cm (60 3/8 × 50 1/8 in.); Warp repeat: H.: 72.6 cm (28 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by H. George Mann

Reference Number


Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.


Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions