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Kimono (uchikake)

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Outer robe (uchikake) with long sleeves and padded hem of grayish-white silk crepe ground and overall design of a landscape with figures and carts, possibly scenes from the Tales of Ise, created by silk embroidery, couched-wrapped thread, yûzen-dyeing and brush-applied sumi; the design is...

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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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Overall: 176.5 x 120 cm (69 1/2 x 47 1/4 in.) Other (collar): 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

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Silk plain-weave crepe (kabe chirimen), yûzen-dyed, hand-painted ink, embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts