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 - Tomoaki Iida (active Showa era)
Image Size - 10 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a couple tiny spots, small crease at corner. Please see photos for details.
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