Seikaiha pattern neck gaiter, made in Latvia.
This orderly seikaiha (Waves from the Blue Ocean) pattern was first used in the Momoyama period (1576~1603) to decorate the sumptucus robes of the Nou theater.
Intially applied in opulent gold leaf, the design became popular during the Edo period (1603~1868) in a miniature version used for kimono by the samurai class.
11 December 2020
TANGE, Long Shen, BE KING, YASUJIRO
Allen, J. (1988). The Designer Guide to Japanese Patterns. Thames & Hudson Ltd, London.