Kimono with designs of factories and smoke
Stenciled warps and wefts

In the ’20s, artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Adriaan Lubbers documented the rise of The Machine Age with their renderings of tall buildings lit up at night, and smoking factories. Japanese textile artists often took their inspiration from western trends in art, as shown here, while simplifying the concepts for mass production.  Below, Lubbers’ The El at Chatham Square.

Adriaan Lubbers - El at Chatham Square