Nagisa/ Lapping Ocean Waves

Nagisa/ Lapping Ocean Waves is an elegant presentation that captures the vastness of an ocean where two small islands seem to be insubstantial mirages rather than solid land, as they seem to barely disturb the waters that surround them.

Nagisa/ Lapping Ocean Waves is an elegant presentation that captures the vastness of an ocean where two small islands seem to be insubstantial mirages rather than solid land, as they seem to barely disturb the waters that surround them. The design has been produced primarily through the use of stitch-resist. Tie-dye has been used in only a few small areas to create white and lightly coloured areas that give the effect of foam-flecked waves responding to unseen and unknown disturbances. The subtle turmoil is further enhanced by gold and silver embroidery. Note that the dyes used for the islands were applied by hand.

Number in the collection: 1
Series: Individual Work
Dimensions: 202x128 cm
Technique: Tie-dyeing, ink painting and embroidery on silk crepe (chirimen) with gold wefts and gold leaf
Kimono type: Furisode (long-hanging sleeve)
Catalogue reference: 70
Created by: Itchiku Kubota
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