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Japanese Art Deco Ikat Silk Meisen Kimono

$ 1,850
  • Description
    A striking and well preserved Japanese Meisen kimono hand-sewn from woven Ikat Silk circa 1920-40s (Taisho to Showa period). The kosode style kimono (small sleeve), with its Art Deco woven pattern, was a great example of the high end Meisen silk kimono that was popular during the period. Meisen kimonos were hand-sewn from silk that made accessible to the mass population and sold in the department stores in Japan at the time (like ready-to wear). The lower price of the silk production and improvement of the weaving techniques helped the accessibility, although the price and quality varied and still went hand in hand. This kimono would be considered a luxury garment because of the finer material it was made from. The silk red fabric was woven in double-ikat pattern (called Tate-Yoko Kasuri in Japanese). On the red background, horizonal bars in white and yellow were arranged with white square with grey chevron pattern. The motif was typically inspired by Art Deco movement in Europe. The interior was lined with white and pink silk. The distinguished double-ikat, in which both wefts and warps were pre-dyed with resistant paste to create a slightly blurry edges, was one of the most difficult techniques to master. The precision of the pre-dye was the key to the creation.
    Ikat weaving was originated in Southeast Asia and spread to Japan Mainland in the 17th century via Okinawa (14th century). The cotton production accelerated the development of the textile industry on a much larger scale by then in the Edo period when Kasuri became very popular among the general population.
  • More Information
    Origin: Japan
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: silk
    Condition: Good. Very good vintage, minor wear, no noticeable odor or stains
    Creation Date: 1920-40s
    Styles / Movements: Art Deco, Modern
    Patterns: Abstract, Asian/Oriental, Geometric, Handmade
    Incollect Reference #: 682735
  • Dimensions
    W. 48 in; H. 62 in; D. 0.5 in;
    W. 121.92 cm; H. 157.48 cm; D. 1.27 cm;
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