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Kimono (furisode)

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Long-sleeved robe (furisode) with overall, large-scale design of fan shapes decorated with auspicious motifs in blue, green, orange floating on a black, orange and white ground of swirling waves. Five crests with three heart-shaped leaves turned inward (symbol of shogun families). Interior...

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Provenance

Purchased from Yamanaka Company, Boston or New York, by Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude (donor's parents), 1930s; Inherited by Dorothy Braude Edinburg; Gift to the MFA, June 25, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg in memory of Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude

Japanese, Taishô or Shôwa era, late 1920s–1930s

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Center back: 170.2 cm (67 in.)

Accession Number

2003.332

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave crepe (chirimen), resist-dyed (kata- and suri-yûzen) and hand-painted, embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes