Jan 19, 2022
Jan 19, 2022

Kimono with Multicolor Lattice

Kimono with Multicolor Lattice

多色格子模様着物

1930s-50s

Machine-spun pongee plain weave silk (meisen) with resist-dyed threads

Overall: 162.9 x 130.5 cm (64 1/8 x 51 3/8 in.)

Gift of Julia Meech 2020.83

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Kasuri is the Japanese term for ikat, which means forming patterns with pre-dyed threads.

Description

Featuring bright lines that resemble brush strokes, designs of this meisen kimono are distinctively modern. Meisen generally refers to a type of fabric produced in the Kantō region of Japan between the mid-1800s and mid-1900s. It was fashioned from a variety of materials, especially silk woven from imperfect fibers, the result of malformed cocoons. It was affordable for the average person.

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