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縮緬地霞に松模様留袖
Kimono with Pines and Mist

Period:
Shōwa period (1926–89)
Date:
second quarter of the 20th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Silk, hand-painted and paste-resist dyed with painted gold accents
Dimensions:
Overall: 70 × 48 in. (177.8 × 121.9 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Costumes
Credit Line:
Gift of Sue Cassidy Clark, in memory of Terry Satsuki Milhaupt, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.510.6
Not on view
Individual branches and pine needles have been conflated into pale green and orange forms floating above spindly trunks, evoking Rinpa-style pine trees executed using the mottled ink technique known as tarashikomi. Whereas the painter must manipulate layers of pigment applied to moist surfaces to achieve the variegated tones that are a hallmark of tarashikomi, the maker of this kimono applied colorants by hand in subtle gradations on a paste-resist dyed surface to achieve a similar appearance. The truncated pine trees, outlined with gold-painted accents, are lightly veiled in a barely discernible haze of gold highlights.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art," May 26, 2012–January 13, 2013.

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