Kan/ Deepening Silence After Snowfall

Very few of the Symphony of Light kimono in the Winter section give reference to the tsujigahana motifs that blossomed so luxuriously in the Autumn kimono. In 'Kan/ Deepening Silence After Snowfall', Kubota shows he hasn’t forgotten this ancient technique that meant so much to him by nestling a scattering of deftly drawn tsujigahana-like floral motifs into the two tie-dyed swathes that crown the hilltops. The valley between the hills shelters a small cluster of snowcapped trees that are part embroidery, part ink drawing, giving a touch of colour and life to the deep silence of the winter snow.

Number in the collection: 26
Series: Symphony of Light
Dimensions: 198 x 139 cm
Technique: Tie-dyeing, ink painting on silk crepe (chirimen) with silver wefts
Kimono type: Kosode (short sleeve)
Catalogue reference: IKMC-068
Created by: Itchiku Kubota
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