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Kimono

A work made of silk, rayon, gold-foil-on-paper-wrapped threads, warp and weft resist-dyed (kasuri) plain weave with supplementary weft of gold-foil-on-paper-wrapped thread; lined with cotton, plain weave.

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  • A work made of silk, rayon, gold-foil-on-paper-wrapped threads, warp and weft resist-dyed (kasuri) plain weave with supplementary weft of gold-foil-on-paper-wrapped thread; lined with cotton, plain weave.

Date:

Shôwa period (1926–1989), 1930s

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

The pattern of this kimono is strongly rectilinear. The rectangular steps of alternating blocks of color relate to dan gawari pattering dating back to the Momoyama period (1568–1600). Groupings of rectangles also form juji (cross) motifs.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Kimono

Place

Japan (Object made in)

Date

Made 1930–1939

Medium

Silk, rayon, gold-foil-on-paper-wrapped threads, warp and weft resist-dyed (kasuri) plain weave with supplementary weft of gold-foil-on-paper-wrapped thread; lined with cotton, plain weave

Dimensions

152 × 127.3 cm (59 7/8 × 50 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2006.65

Extended information about this artwork

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