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Kimono

Kimono

着物

1960s

Raw silk (tsumugi); ikat weave

162.6 x 127 cm (64 x 50 in.)

Gift of John C. Weber 2020.424

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The pattern of the kimono was created using a hand tie-dyeing method called kasuri.

Description

The simple, geometric, flat design of this kimono was inspired by styles first made popular in the brief but culturally vibrant Taishō period (1912-26). The hand-spun raw silk, tsumugi in Japanese, has irregularities—small nubs—that give the textile a special texture favored by those who prized seeing evidence of the handmade nature of their garments.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Textile
Credit line: 
Gift of John C. Weber

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