Summer Kimono. Taisho
period (1911-1927), Japan. The Kimono
Gallery. A hitoe (unlined) sheer summer
kimono featuring large painted flowers. The silk is a textured chirimen (crepe)
that is ‘dry’ to the touch. This remarkable kimono was designed and created by
high-level artists and craftspeople. The flowers are individually painted, with
attention to color and detail. The oversized flower motifs were painted in such
a way as to yield a perfectly balanced, restrained graphic effect. This example
accomplishes the desired effect – a sophisticated luxury garment probably
commissioned by one of Japans elite families of the period.
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