SILK HAORI
Pre-1950, probably Taisho Era, meisen technique

The subject matter of cafe/bar and guitar were favorites of some early modernists, almost to the point of being cliché, and this haori designer has captured it well.The paintings and collages by Picasso and Braque in the early 1900s were the earliest expressions of cubism.

left: Ruth Reeves, Radio City Music Hall carpet, 1932
below: Georges Braque, Cafe Bar 1919.

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