Artistry in Silk: The Kimono of Itchiku Kub­ota

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To May 13 Ja­pan’s most iconic gar­ment gets the star treat­ment thanks to artist Itchiku Kub­ota. Ac­claimed for re­viv­ing a long-lost

16th-cen­tury dyeing and draw­ing tech­nique called tsu­ji­ga­hana, Kub­ota im­prints 43 flow­ing robes with dreamy land­scapes and mo­tifs. Sym­phony of Light, a med­i­ta­tion on Fall and Win­ter, com­prises a se­ries of kimono em­bel­lished with a cloudy moun­tain range. To rep­re­sent the wan­ing sun­light, Kub­ota im­bues the fab­ric with a sen­sa­tional gra­di­ent that goes from flushed red to the palest win­ter shades. $15, TEX­TILE MU­SEUM OF CANADA, 55 CEN­TRE AVE TEXTILEMUSEUM.CA

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