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.
Currently Off View
- Silk and rayon, stencill-printed warps (hogushi kasuri) plain weave; partially lined with cotton, plain weave
- 152.2 x 124.8 cm (59 7/8 x 49 1/8 in.)
- The Christa C. Mayer Thurman Textile Endowment and James Tigerman D. Estate