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Kimono

A work made of silk, rayon, silver-foil-on-paper-strip-wrapped threads, stencil-printed warps (hogushi kasuri) and weft resist-dyed (kasuri) plain weave with supplementary wefts; lined with cotton, plain weave.

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  • A work made of silk, rayon, silver-foil-on-paper-strip-wrapped threads, stencil-printed warps (hogushi kasuri) and weft resist-dyed (kasuri) plain weave with supplementary wefts; lined with cotton, plain weave.

Date:

Shôwa period (1926–1989), 1930s

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Large yabane (arrow feathers) fly up and down this kimono, creating a dynamic sense of movement. The white shafts of the blue and red arrow feathers further emphasize the implied motion and verticality of the patterning. Peonies, superimposed on each of the arrow feathers, soften the overall graphic design. An old motif with military associations relating to archery, yabane images traditionally appear on kimono worn in samurai households.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Kimono

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, rayon, silver-foil-on-paper-strip-wrapped threads, stencil-printed warps (hogushi kasuri) and weft resist-dyed (kasuri) plain weave with supplementary wefts; lined with cotton, plain weave

Dimensions

152.5 × 124.2 cm (60 × 48 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2006.66

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