Hitoe

A work made of silk, weft resist dyed (kasuri) plain weave; stenciled (kata yûzen-zome); partially lined with cotton, plain weave.

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  • A work made of silk, weft resist dyed (kasuri) plain weave; stenciled (kata yûzen-zome); partially lined with cotton, plain weave.

Date:

Shôwa period (1926–1989), c. 1930

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

This hitoe (an unlined summer kimono) features an allover pattern of overlapping and interconnected hemp-leaf (asa no ha) motifs with a scattering of blossoms among the centers of various leaves. A popular traditional motif, the hemp leaf has auspicious symbolism. Additionally, it has an older history relating to textile production, as the plant’s fibers were spun into thread for weaving.

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Title

Hitoe

Origin

Japan

Date

1920–1940

Medium

Silk, weft resist dyed (kasuri) plain weave; stenciled (kata yûzen-zome); partially lined with cotton, plain weave

Dimensions

160.4 x 131.2 cm (63 1/8 x 51 5/8 in.) Warp repeat: 73.7 cm (29 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

1999.602

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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