Long-sleeved robe (furisode) with design of hanging fabric screens (kichô) and flowering plum (ume) in orange, blue, green, yellow, red, black, gray and white, created by the Yuen process, on a ribbed silk plain weave ground embroidered with silk and gold metallic thread; lined with red silk crepe.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift to the MFA on May 5, 1921
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century
Overall ((Inc. 1/2 collar)): 180 x 122.6 cm (70 7/8 CB collar to hem x 48 1/4 in.) Center front: 175.3 cm (69 in.) Other (Collar): 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed (yûzen) and painted with ink, embroidered (shishû) with silk and gold metallic thread