|KEY WORD : art history / paintings|
| A zigzag pattern which forms a decorative band resembling
a series of lozenge shapes. It was used on the built-up ridges of many structures
from at least the 17c onward. It may appear alone or as one of several decorative
bands ornamenting a massive, built up ridge *oomune
大棟. See *kudarimune
隅降棟, *chigomune 稚児棟.
Also nakafutobishi 中太菱. A variation of a diamond pattern called *hishimon 菱文 which consists of a diamond shape with smaller diamonds attached top and bottom. Used in the arrangement of muntins *kumiko 組子 in architectural fittings, and also in Japanese fabric designs. It was particularly popular in the Momoyama period for *tsujigahanazome 辻が花染 on *kosode 小袖, and for noh costumes *noushouzoku 能装束. Variations include: tonbo-ni-matsukawabishi 蜻蛉に松皮菱 (dragonfly and lozenge), nijuu matsukawa 二重松皮 (double lozenge), and oomatsukawa 大松皮 (large lozenge).
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