Silk, cotton (lining)
Stenciled warps and wefts (meisen)

This kimono fully embraces the abstract expressionist movement.

On a micro-level, some resemblance to the work of Clyfford Still can be seen. Still specialized in vertically oriented work, with large fields of black interrupted by areas of contrasting color that almost appeared to have been torn away from the canvas.

Compare the above small detail with Still’s 1960-R, below.