Circular Motifs with Butterflies and Flowers

by Sugimura Sanko (active Showa era)

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Circular Motifs with Butterflies and Flowers by Sugimura Sanko (active Showa era)

Original Sugimura Sanko (active Showa era) Japanese Woodblock Print
Circular Motifs with Butterflies and Flowers

Series; Spring's Dyed Obi, 1932
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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 1/4"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few small spots. Please see photos for details.

Circular Motifs with Butterflies and Flowers by Sugimura Sanko (active Showa era)
Circular Motifs with Butterflies and Flowers by Sugimura Sanko (active Showa era)

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