Twelve-Layer Kimono (Translation)
十二単 森田春代 昭和年代 絲網版畫 紙本著色 (Primary Title)
Printed using a modern silk-screen process, this work alludes to various subjects and styles of Japanese art throughout history. The figure depicted wears a lavish kimono of twelve layers and many sashes and straps, which unfold as she sits. This style of dress dates back to the courts of the Heian period (794-1185). Around that same time, China was developing early screen-printing technology, which made its way to Japan just a few centuries later.
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