Woman’s kimono
Silk
Stenciled warps and wefts (meisen)

In meisen kimono, there was a brief trend for making narrow strips of designs, placing them vertically on the kimono as foreground and clearly delineating them from a more subdued background.  Another kimono in this style can be seen here.

The abstract modernist designs in the strips all contain straight lines. They draw from the striped background, but then go off in completely new directions.

(A similar design trend in meisen was to scatter white rectangles across the material at regular intervals and fill them with repeated designs. Several, such as this one, have appeared in Daily Japanese Textile.)

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