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Kimono (uchikake)

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Outer robe (uchikake) with long sleeves and padded hem with design of mythical Island of Paradise (Horai) including water with mist, plum, pine tree branches, flying cranes and large turtle across the back in green, pink, tan, black, white silk embroidery and gold thread couching on a dark brown...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift to the MFA in 1921

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, late Edo or Meiji era, 19th century

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153 x 127.5 cm (60 1/4 x 50 3/16 in.)

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Silk plain-weave embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts