Genshoku Nihon no bijutsu (20) someori, shiko, kinko [Japanese art in colour, v.20: Weaving and dyeing, lacquer work, metalwork] Tokyo: Shogakkan, 1969, pp. 42-43. Baill EA f 6013 G726 v.20 A kosode kimono dyed with ai and patterned with a design drawn by Ukiyoe master Katsukawa Shunsho.
printsandthings: “I could go on the Oxford Asian Textile Group’s first outing of 2011 to see Japanese textiles at the Ashmolean Museum… …One of the most wonderful things, in my opinion, was a huge (C19?) pattern book, full of all the different stencil patterns that could be printed onto fabric to make into a kimono…”
A fine wool panel featuring an ancient Egytian motif. This textile has a small label on its backside that states “Made in Japan. 100% wool. The Treasures of Tutankhamun. MMA”, which indicates that it was created in Japan specifically for the the museum shop during the important Tutankhamun exhibit held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1978 / patternbase