Fireman’s Shirushi Hanten. Cotton with Indigo Dye. Meiji Period, Circa 1870-1910
Detail of temple banner. Japanese Temple Banner,Silk plain weave with gilt gold paper weft patterning.(ginran) Complete example with dragons over waves confronting a burning pearl.
Japan, Edo Period 1615 – 1867 A.D. 18th Century
Callot Soeurs, 1919
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hutsul sheepskin vest.
Hutsul man in sheepskin vest.
The uttermost in costumery.
‘Jinbaori’ (Samurai formal surcoat), featuring large wave motifs. 18th century, Japan. Wool felt appliqués and silk chain-stitch embroidery on wool felt; trimmed with resist dyed deerskin and tortoiseshell button; lined with metallic brocaded silk. LACMA
Shibori Haori – Japan – Taisho (1912-1926)
An unusual shibori haori, featuring an extremely large and bold interlocking “asanoha” motif. The six-pointed star asanoha motif has been a popular motif for many centuries in Japan, and is based on the shape of the hemp leaf. It is a non-seasonal auspicious motif that is commonly utilized on baby cloths: reflecting hemp’s fertile and durable nature, in the hope that the child will stay healthy and grow big like hemp. The use of the asanoha motif – especially so bold – is unusual on a woman’s outer garment. Some historical background: hemp was not only used to make thread, rope and cloth, but in early times in Japan it was also used to make pendants (nusa) displayed at Shinto shrines. During the Heian period, hemp was also burned at the Bon Festival in midsummer to light departed spirits on their way.
Japan – Ainu people
Robe [back view]. Early 20th century
Plain weave; Embroidered; Appliqué; Resist dyed, paste resist; Twill weave
Varvara Stepanova, textile design, 1924
Paul Poiret, 1923
A 20th century Cotton and Wool Ensemble from Afghanistan
hat-tunic, trousers, b, shawls, turban and belts
Diameter (a): 9 in. (22.9 cm) Length (b): 30 in. (76.2 cm) Length ©: 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm) Length (d): 36 in. (91.4 cm) Length (e): 80 in. (203.2 cm) Length (f): 108 in. (274.3 cm) Length (g): 71 in. (180.3 cm) Length (h): 79 in. (200.7 cm)
sophie taeuber arp
KAKA HEADDRESS AND TUNIC (made of leather and porcupine quills), Cameroon
Josef Hoffman – 1910
Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956)
Gunta Stölzl, Wall hanging in double-weave technique, 1964