About this artwork
This haori is patterned with traditional kuruma (wheel) motifs, associated with the Heian-period (794–1185) carts used by the nobility. The rendering of the overlapping wheels and the vibrant, saturated colors give the traditional motif a modern feel of mechanization and industry.
- Currently Off View
- Japan (Object made in)
- Made 1930–1939
- Silk, stencil-printed wefts (yokoso kasuri) plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave; screen printed
- 98.5 × 120.7 cm (38 3/4 × 47 1/2 in.)
- The Christa C. Mayer Thurman Textile Endowment and James Tigerman D. Estate