All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #594452 (stock #09-10)
Silk Road Gallery
This Japanese silk uchikake, or outer kimono, from the late Meiji Period has the effect of a dramatic painting, with gold clouds floating among sumptuous blooms spilling from a wheeled cart. Strong shades of blue, red and green are contrasted with delicate pastel flowering branches against a black silk faille background. Several Japanese textile techniques are used to achieve the spectacular effect...