Second quarter 20th century
Silk plain weave
Stencilled warp and weft
ascending circles and heptagons (temari balls?), tatewaku, undulating lines
The tatewaku lines spanning the length of the garment in the previous example here are used as design motifs within the heptagons that undulate upwards linked by twisting lines and circles. This design appears to be a geometrized version of the temari balls used to decorate girls’ kimono. Art Deco designs in Europe at the time showed a similar transformation of motifs and design under the influence of cubism and Art Deco.
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