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.
- Currently Off View
- Japan (Object made in)
- Made 1920–1945
- 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
- 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.)
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph and Mary Hays