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two vintage Japanese kimonos with cranes

two vintage Japanese kimonos with cranes

Although western-style clothes gained popularity among women, the kimono continued to be worn. The traditional cut of the garment remained the same, but the motifs were dramatically enlarged and new designs appeared, inspired by western styles such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Their striking patterns reflected the confident spirit of the age and provided an exuberant visual statement for the modern, independent, urban woman of the Taishō and early Shōwa periods (1926-1989).

Although western-style clothes gained popularity among women, the kimono continued to be worn. The traditional cut of the garment remained the same, but the motifs were dramatically enlarged and new designs appeared, inspired by western styles such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Their striking patterns reflected the confident spirit of the age and provided an exuberant visual statement for the modern, independent, urban woman of the Taishō and early Shōwa periods (1926-1989).

Kimono, Taisho (1912-1926). A silk kimono featuring large Rohdea (Japanese sacred lily) motifs. The Kimono Gallery

Kimono, Taisho (1912-1926). A silk kimono featuring large Rohdea (Japanese sacred lily) motifs. The Kimono Gallery

Framed Vintage Japanese Kimono in White Silk and Embroidery | From a unique collection of antique and modern textiles at https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/asian-art-furniture/textiles/

Framed Vintage Japanese Kimono in White Silk and Embroidery

Framed Vintage Japanese Kimono in White Silk and Embroidery | From a unique collection of antique and modern textiles at https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/asian-art-furniture/textiles/

Japan, furisode, dye known as beni, was produced from safflowers, shibori tie-dyeing technique, 1790-1830

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Japan, furisode, dye known as beni, was produced from safflowers, shibori tie-dyeing technique, 1790-1830

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