Israeli ceramicist Ronit Baranga's "body of work" is unsettling, to say the least. Sculpted from clay, realistic fingers emerge from plates while mouths lurk inside cups. The gnarled fingers and lips seem poised for action. We would most certainly hesitate before using any of these for fear of being
Kimono (uchikake) Japanese, Meiji era, 1868–80, Silk satin embroidered with silk and gold-wrapped thread, Long-sleeved brown silk satin outer robe with padded hem and large-scale design of a blossoming plum tree in light and dark brown, white and green silk embroidery with three small crests with backside of chrysanthemum (uragiku) in gold along the top at the neck and sleeves; reddish-orange silk crepe lining with "waistband," interior resist dyed and embroidered with branches and sparrow…
Outer Robe (Uchikake) with Chrysanthemum and Wisteria Bouquets. Period: Edo period (1615–1868). Date: second half of the 18th–first half of the 19th century. Culture: Japan. Medium: Silk and metallic-thread embroidery on resist-dyed and painted silk satin damask (rinzu). Dimensions: Overall: 72 x 49 1/2 in. (182.9 x 125.7 cm).
Uchikake Late 19th Century to Early 20th Century Japan
Edo period kimono (kosode).
Japan modern Furisode, silk lined, deep purple, flowers spreads.
Mid 19th C. uchikake - Museum of Fine Art, Boston
Kimono (uchikake) Japanese, Edo period, 19th century, Long-sleeved outer robe (uchikake) with design of floral medicine ball ornaments (kusudama) and hanging bamboo screens across the middle of the robe in green, yellow, brown, white and blue silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a blue-gray silk damask ground with woven vertical serpentine foliage pattern; three oak leaf crests embroidered in white silk along the upper back. MFA