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Child's kimono (furisode)

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Long-sleeved child's robe (furisode) with design of scattered stylized crane roundels (tsurumaru) embroidered in white, green, blue, purple and orange silk and stenciled gold-leaf roundels on a reddish-orange silk damask ground with woven design of interlocking key pattern (sayagata) and floral...

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Provenance

Hirase Collection. By 1915, Yamanaka & Co., New York; 1915, sold by Yamanaka to the MFA, through William Sturgis Bigelow, Boston, [see note 1] for $30 [see note 2]. (Accession date: October 7, 1915) NOTES: [1] Bigelow arranged the transaction and transport of the costumes on behalf of the MFA. [2] No. 92 on Yamanaka & Co. object list. Costumes from the Hirase Collection (accession no. 15.1165 - 15.1178) were purchased from Yamanaka & Co. individually, along with part of Yamanaka's "Complete Set" of Noh Isho and Men dresses (accession no. 15.1146 - 15.1164), which were sold as a group for $7500. The total sale was $9,969.25.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection and Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

102.9 x 103.5 cm (40 1/2 x 40 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

15.1173

Medium or Technique

Silk damask with silk embroidery and stenciled gold leaf

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes