Kimono
Silk, cotton (lining)
Stenciled warps, hand tie-dyed wefts, some supplementary wefts

No part of Japan is very far from water, and water or water-related themes show up frequently in Japanese art. In this kimono are numerous colorful waterwheels. The wobbly vertical lines may be intended to imitate Ojiya chijimi, a highly textured weave, but this is a plain weave, and what appear to be patches are dyed into the design. The round interior of the water wheel is embellished with supplementary metallic wefts. These threads are twisted so the metallic coat teasingly appears and disappears from view.

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