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Kimono (uchikake)

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Outer robe (uchikake) with long sleeves and padded hem and design of scenes from the "Tale of Genji"; three family crests at center back and shoulders; lined with red silk with butterflies and splattered gold paint brushed through a screen (sunago).

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, late 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

191.8 x 124.5 cm (75.5 CB x 49 in.)

Accession Number

21.1129

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû) with silk and gilt paper strips, couched with gold-wrapped thread (koma-nui), applied gold leaf

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes