Clouds, Black and Pearly White Kimono Silk, Various Sized Pieces #3956
Chirimen silk crepe with a black and bright silvery white true komon kimono print created entirely of dots. The white areas glow in the light as pearly silver-white, from the base jacquard of thousands of tiny glowing woven gleaming spots nested close together in a geometric pattern. Clouds and flowers, water and mountains, currents and grasses. Drapey, flowy silk with a dry hand, subtle crepe texture and no shine at all in the black, which contrasts with the glowing silvery white areas. The back is light gray-white; the print barely shows. Vintage silk in excellent condition, from its former life as part of a kimono. Japan.