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Kimono (uchikake)

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Long-sleeve outer robe (uchikake) divided by a zigzag line (matsukawabishi pattern) into blue and red iridescent silk on the top portion of the robe and reddish-orange along the lower portion and bottom of sleeves, which are embroidered and woven with chrysanthemums (kiku); five crests (mon)...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in 1924

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, Late 19th to early 20th century

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Overall: 174 x 122.6 cm (68 1/2 x 48 1/4 in.) Length including 5 1/16" collar = 73 9/16 The collar will be folded in half for exhibition.

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Silk plain-weave ground with both silk embroidery and discontinuous silk patterning wefts; silk interlocking tapestry weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts