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Kimono (katabira)

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Summer robe made of ramie (katabira) with design on top half of Korin-style plum (Korin Ume) and bamboo on a dark indigo blue ground; lower half, separated by jagged pine bark pattern (matsukawa-bishi) has design of men and woman relaxing on gozafune boats as boatmen maneuver around plant-filled...

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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, Edo period, first quarter 18th century

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162.56 x 119.4 cm (64 x 47 in.)

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Ramie plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed (yûzen), hand-painted with ink and embroidered with silk and gold metallic wrapped threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts