Kanoko means fawn, or deer. It is usually a shibori dye pattern used to represent the marking of a baby Japanese deer, or fawn.
I'm not sure yet where I am going with this piece, or how elaborate it's going to get. I really just wanted to experiment with this new print, and work on some new uses for these large pearl stamens on the bottom petals and in the center.
While I was digging up the trivia behind Kanoko dots, I came across this website that is a very comprehensive English guide to choosing and wearing a Japanese kimono. It covers tying obi, seasonal appreciation, and formal and informal arrangements.