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Kimono

A work made of silk, broken twill damask weave with creped wefts (chirimen); stenciled (kata yuzen-zome); lined with silk, plain weave.

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  • A work made of silk, broken twill damask weave with creped wefts (chirimen); stenciled (kata yuzen-zome); lined with silk, plain weave.

Date:

Shôwa period (1926–1989), c. 1930

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

This kimono is patterned throughout with tiny black and white checkers, along with paulownia flowers and leaves. The use of small checkered patterning (komon) was exclusive to the samurai class during the Edo period (1603–1868) and was seen only on the male formal garment (kamishimo). The pattern (which required a great deal of skill to execute), weave, and creped wefts of this textile combine to make an animated garment that reacts to movement and the play of light.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Kimono

Place

Japan (Object made in)

Date

Made 1920–1940

Medium

Silk, broken twill damask weave with creped wefts (chirimen); stenciled (kata yuzen-zome); lined with silk, plain weave

Dimensions

151.8 × 126.3 cm (59 3/4 × 49 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

1999.614

Extended information about this artwork

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