Kimono

A work made of silk, stencil-printed warps and wefts (heiyo kasuri) plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave and cotton, plain weave.

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  • A work made of silk, stencil-printed warps and wefts (heiyo kasuri) plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave and cotton, plain weave.

Date:

1920s/1930s, Taishô period (1912–1926)/ Shôwa period (1926–1989)

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

At first glance, this kimono displays a purely modern abstract aesthetic with a painterly background and motifs stylized to the point that they are difficult to identify. The motifs appear to be bamboo fishing poles with their lines wrapping around the poles and ending in a feathered lure. The red circles represent glass fishing floats or buoys. Additionally, the treatment of the background gives the impression of rippling water.

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Title

Kimono

Origin

Japan

Date

1920–1939

Medium

Silk, stencil-printed warps and wefts (heiyo kasuri) plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave and cotton, plain weave

Dimensions

156.7 x 127.2 cm (61 3/4 x 50 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Barbara Howard Estate Fund

Reference Number

2011.224

Extended information about this artwork

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