Kimono (Kosode)

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

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

Date:

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

Artist:

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.

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Title

Kimono (Kosode)

Origin

Japan

Date

1910–1930

Medium

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

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Restricted gift of H. George Mann

Reference Number

1991.546

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 .

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