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Kimono (furisode)

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Dark blue, long-sleeved robe (furisode) with design of nanten bush (nandina) embroidered in silk and gold-metallic thread on a tan ground across the center; five floral crests along the upper robe; lining and padding missing

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Center back: 179.7 cm (70 3/4 in.) Width: 121.3 cm (47 3/4 in.) Other (collar height): 12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

RES.21.59

Medium or Technique

Silk; plain-weave (shijira), resist-dyed warps, embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes