Juban with Samurai Motif
Made of fluid, textured, matte grey green silk crepe, this man’s ‘juban’, or underkimono, has a beautiful hand-rendered painting on the upper back of a samurai warrior walking on water beside his small boat. The lower part of the garment is patterned with a subtle design inspired by tortoise shell. Intended to be worn under a man’s kimono, this is a wonderful example of ‘uramasari’, or the use of a colorful or fanciful lining, or undergarment, with an understated outergarment. We think this would be beautiful displayed on a wall. As an antique piece (possibly Taisho Era 1912-26, or maybe earlier) it has some age patination and stains (see details), which do not detract. Overall it is a fascinating and beautiful work of art from a previous era.
Size: 50 in. h x 51 in. w across shoulders.