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Kimono (uchikake)

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Outer robe (uchikake) with long sleeves and padded hem with design of flying phoenix and a flower cart carrying a basketful of peonies and chrysanthemum embroidered in silk and gilt paper strips on a dark blue silk satin ground; reddish-orange silk damask lining.


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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Center back: 169 cm (66 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin with silk embroidery and couched gold-wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts