Kimono for a woman, 1942-26. Montgomery Collection

Kimono for a woman, 1942-26. Montgomery Collection

Kimono for a woman
Machine-spun pongee silk woven with stencil-printed warp thread (meisen)
Japan, Taisho period, 1912-26
Montgomery Collection

Many of the dynamic patterns that decorate early twentieth-century kimono reveal the influence of western art and design. The stylised roses on this kimono are reminiscent of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Here, however, the subtle pinks of the Glasgow Style are dramatically off-set with orange and dark red.