About this artwork
This kimono is patterned with stylized bamboo composed of groupings of vertical and horizontal lines. Chrysanthemums float over the bamboo on a diagonal. Within the flowers are scenes depicting reeds and a gabion (jakago), a woven bamboo basket weighted down with stones used to reduce erosion on riverbanks. The overall patterning is a successful combination of stylized renderings and traditional motifs.
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- Made 1920–1929
- Silk, weft resist-dyed (kasuri) and stencil-printed warps (hogushi-kasuri) plain weave; partially lined with cotton, plain weave
- 160.6 x 129 cm (63 x 50 3/4 in.)
- The Christa C. Mayer Thurman Textile Endowment and James Tigerman D. Estate