Leaves and Tie-dyed Bands

by Sugimura Sanko (active Showa era)

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Leaves and Tie-dyed Bands by Sugimura Sanko (active Showa era)

Original Sugimura Sanko (active Showa era) Japanese Woodblock Print
Leaves and Tie-dyed Bands

Series; Spring's Dyed Obi, 1932

Spring's Dyed Obi - Attractive woodblock from a series by the artists Tomoaki Iida and Sugimura Sanko depicting patterns for obi, the sash or belt worn with a kimono. These lovely images feature seasonal flowers along with more stylized, decorative designs in soft, muted colors. Some prints feature accents of metallic silver or gold pigment, or embossing. Published by Maria Gabo of Kyoto in Showa 7 (1932), these interesting prints offer a wonderful look at textile design in the pre-WWII era, and are a nice choice for display. The first time we've seen this series.

Artist - Sugimura Sanko (active Showa era)

Image Size - 9 3/4" x 4 3/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a couple tiny spots, a couple light creases at edge. Please see photos for details.

Leaves and Tie-dyed Bands by Sugimura Sanko (active Showa era)
Leaves and Tie-dyed Bands by Sugimura Sanko (active Showa era)

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