Steely Dan Aja cover

What is that ribbon supposed to be?  It looks like a piece of the US flag.  Is that what it's supposed to be or something else? I never understood it.  I see the profile of the face of the Japanese model, though.


@aewarren If it was that obvious, I wouldn't have posted this.  On the album cover, all I see is a whole lot of black.  I don't see a black robe at all.  After @theflattire posted the FB link, it is now clear to me, since I see the robe against a white background.   Didn't think this would turn into an "obvious" fiasco referring to nationalism and citing statutes.  UGgghhhhghgghhg

Haha. I guess it’s just one of those things that you either see or you don’t. And when you do see it, you can’t un-see it.

This is an outtake from the Aja photo session that might clarify things a bit.