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Textile (Japan)

This is a Textile. It was dyed by Yasutaka Komiya. It is dated 1980 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is silk and its technique is resist paste applied through stencil; immersion dyed (edo komon). It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Gift of Takami Sugira and Yasutaka Komiya.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 1097.3 x 35.6 cm (36 ft. x 14 in. approx)

It is inscribed

Japanese writing at one end makes two identifications: fabric was dyed by Mr. Komiya, "the dyeing method is known in Japan as 'Edo Komon'.

Cite this object as

Textile (Japan); Dyed by Yasutaka Komiya (Japanese, b. 1925); silk; H x W: 1097.3 x 35.6 cm (36 ft. x 14 in. approx); Gift of Takami Sugira and Yasutaka Komiya; 1984-95-1

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