Stenciled warps and wefts (meisen)

This modern art kimono might have borrowed its asterisk motif from Joan Miro. The same asterisk, when inserted in a roundel, bears a strong resemblance to a sliced Japanese lotus root.

For a short period, a number of leaders of the abstract art movement, including de Kooning, Pollock, Krasner and Bultman, painted works characterized by black canvases punctuated with bold abstract forms in red and white much like those seen here.

Lotus root photograph borrowed from