White silk kimono woven in undulating twill. The stencilled designs on the lower half of the garment, of a stylised sun on the front and moon on the back, hover over areas of guilloche, rather in the manner of a Bridget Riley painting. The colours used are soft ochre, rust, and dull green. The plain area above is scattered with colour, in a technique called makinori in which small particles of rice paste are sprinkled on to the background between applications of dye, invented by one of the new modern textile artists called Moriguchi some time around 1955. The crest (mon) in the centre of the back is of plum blossom. The design has a look of the 1960s about it. The kimono is lined with white silk and came wrapped in the special paper wrapper. Stored inside a paulownia box together with 1991,0302.2. With lacquered display stand.
- 1982 (before)
- Made in: Japan
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Object reference number: JCR18136
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