Nagoya Obi (Formal Belt)

A work made of rayon, plain weave self-patterned by rows of gauze crossings (yoko ro); resist dyed, stenciled and dye extracted through use of chemical discharge dyeing (bassen) (yûzen-zome: utsushinori and hitta shibori); embroidered with cotton, rayon and gold and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk in satin stitches and underside couching; lined with silk and cotton, stripes of warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave and stripes of 3:1 (plain interlacing in alternate alignment) plain weave derived float weave (cannelé alternatif); printed.

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  • A work made of rayon, plain weave self-patterned by rows of gauze crossings (yoko ro); resist dyed, stenciled and dye extracted through use of chemical discharge dyeing (bassen) (yûzen-zome: utsushinori and hitta shibori); embroidered with cotton, rayon and gold and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk in satin stitches and underside couching; lined with silk and cotton, stripes of warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave and stripes of 3:1 (plain interlacing in alternate alignment) plain weave derived float weave (cannelé alternatif); printed.

Date:

1920/26, late Taishô period (1912–1926)

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Nagoya Obi (Formal Belt)

Origin

Japan

Date

1920–1926

Medium

Rayon, plain weave self-patterned by rows of gauze crossings (yoko ro); resist dyed, stenciled and dye extracted through use of chemical discharge dyeing (bassen) (yûzen-zome: utsushinori and hitta shibori); embroidered with cotton, rayon and gold and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk in satin stitches and underside couching; lined with silk and cotton, stripes of warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave and stripes of 3:1 (plain interlacing in alternate alignment) plain weave derived float weave (cannelé alternatif); printed

Dimensions

319 x 30.1 cm (125 5/8 x 11 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

1999.657

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