Kimono

A work made of silk and rayon, stencill-printed warps (hogushi kasuri) plain weave; partially lined with cotton, plain weave.

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  • A work made of silk and rayon, stencill-printed warps (hogushi kasuri) plain weave; partially lined with cotton, plain weave.

Date:

1920s/30s, Taishô period (1912–1926)/ Shôwa period (1926–1989)

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Scrolling vines and either hollyhock or paulownia leaves with flowers climb across this kimono. Native to Japan, hollyhocks have long been associated with the Kamo Shrine and Aoi Festival in Kyoto, and they featured on the family creast of the Tokugawa shogunate. The paulownia, associated with the mythical phoenix of Chinese myths, has a long history in Japanese culture and is found in art and family creast.

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Title

Kimono

Origin

Japan

Date

1920–1939

Medium

Silk and rayon, stencill-printed warps (hogushi kasuri) plain weave; partially lined with cotton, plain weave

Dimensions

152.2 x 124.8 cm (59 7/8 x 49 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

The Christa C. Mayer Thurman Textile Endowment and James Tigerman D. Estate

Reference Number

2006.59

Extended information about this artwork

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