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Haori

A work made of silk, stencil-printed wefts (yokoso kasuri) plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave; screen printed.

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  • A work made of silk, stencil-printed wefts (yokoso kasuri) plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave; screen printed.

Date:

Shôwa period (1926–1989), 1930s

Artist:

Japan

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Haori

Place

Japan (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1930–1939

Medium

Silk, stencil-printed wefts (yokoso kasuri) plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave; screen printed

Dimensions

98.5 × 120.7 cm (38 3/4 × 47 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2006.63

Extended information about this artwork

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