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Kimono (furisode)

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Long-sleeved robe (furisode) with design of pine trees embroidered and couched in black silk on a black silk crepe ground, resist dyed; lined with red crêpe with design of bamboo embroidered in red silk; three white floral crests along the upper back and sleeves; padded hem.


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century

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165.7 x 123.5 cm (65 1/4 x 48 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave crepe ground embroidered and couched with silk; resist-dyed


Textiles and Fashion Arts