About this artwork
This dazzling haori combines diagonal stripes in alternating colors with chrysanthemums. Brought to Japan from China over a thousand years ago, the autumnal flower has a widespread and long history in Japanese art. Narrow, vertical black stripes interrupt the allover pattern, creating the illusion that the pattern is being viewed through a screen.
- Currently Off View
- Made 1930–1939
- Silk, and lacquered paper stip, plain weave; silk, stencil-printed warps (hogushi kasuri) satin weave; lined with silk, damask weave; ties: plaited
- 105.8 × 127.2 cm (41 7/8 × 50 in.)
- The Christa C. Mayer Thurman Textile Endowment and James Tigerman D. Estate