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