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

This painterly kimono is reminiscent of Raoul Dufy’s style, with its colors and loose brush strokes. Dufy worked in the Impressionist, Fauvist, and Cubist styles, and was a successful textile designer, designing for prestigious Parisian couturiers such as Poiret.

A fabric pattern was also produced in France in 1920, using a very similar motif.

left top: Raoul Dufy, Pink Bunch, 1940.
left: fabric design, France, 1920.

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