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

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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)


Textiles and Fashion Arts