Kimono
Silk, cotton (lining)
Stenciled warps, wefts

Daily Japanese Textile for Tuesday, March 18 featured a child’s kimono that seemed to take its inspiration from Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie, but punctuated with toy animals. Today’s textile is closer to the original Broadway Boogie Woogie, and the size and design indicate it was tailored for an adult.

The white background has been maintained, but the design has been simplified, and the polychrome squares now lie on discontinuous black lines rather than a grid of yellow lines. Possibly the discontinuous lines were thought better suited to kimono construction, since there would be no need to match up lines along the center back seam.

Mondrian’s original painting:

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