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Kimono (furisode)

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Long-sleeved robe (furisode) with design on lower half of peacock feathers wrapped as presentation gifts (noshi) in blue, red, gray and white created by the yûzen process, silk and gilt paper strip embroidery and couched gold-wrapped thread on a light blue silk crepe ground. There are five...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

167 x 123 cm (65 3/4 x 48 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1139

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave crepe (kabe-chirimen) ground, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), silk and gilt-paper strip embroidery (shishû), metallic gold thread couching (koma-nui)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes