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Haori

A work made of silk, warp-resist dyed (kasuri) plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave; resist dyed and stenciled (kata yûzen-zome); cords of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, tubular oblique interlacings with supplementary wrapping patterning elements.

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  • A work made of silk, warp-resist dyed (kasuri) plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave; resist dyed and stenciled (kata yûzen-zome); cords of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, tubular oblique interlacings with supplementary wrapping patterning elements.

Date:

Shôwa period (1926–1989), c. 1930/35

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

The allover pattern on this garment is composed of scattered rose blooms and branches of leaves. The two tones of the leaves create a shadow effect. Although some types of roses are indigenous to Japan, roses are not a traditional Japanese textile motif nor a form of Japanese artistic expression. The roses depicted in the haori are more likely representative of ornamental Western roses, offering an interesting example of Western influences.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Haori

Place

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 1920–1945

Medium

Silk, warp-resist dyed (kasuri) plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave; resist dyed and stenciled (kata yûzen-zome); cords of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, tubular oblique interlacings with supplementary wrapping patterning elements

Dimensions

101.4 × 126.7 cm (39 7/8 × 49 7/8 in.) Warp repeat: 73.2 cm (28 3/4 in.) Shoulder to hem length: 97.7 cm (38 1/2 in.) Sleeve length: 66.6 cm (26 1/4 in.) Width at hem: 62.3 cm (24 1/2 in.) Width of sleeve panel: 33 cm (13 in.) Width of center front panel hem overlap: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.) Width of collar band: 20.8 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph and Mary Hays

Reference Number

1999.647

Extended information about this artwork

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