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Kimono (furisode)

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Long-sleeved robe (furisode) with design of poem cards (shikishi and tanzaku) and flowers of the four seasons along the lower half of the robe and sleeves in blue, green, pink, purple gray and white silk embroidery and hand painting and accented with gold flecks on a dark blue plain-weave silk...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on May 5, 1921

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century

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Overall: 167.6 x 120 cm (66 x 47 1/4 in.) Other (Collar): 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave crepe, resist-dyed, hand-painted, embroidered with silk, and gold paint brushed through a screen (sunago)


Textiles and Fashion Arts