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Kimono (uchikake)

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Outer robe (uchikake) with design of lattice work, broken by medallions, and geometrical forms and scattered flowers woven in yellow, brown, and gray silk threads and gilt paper strips on a blue twill-weave silk ground; lined with red silk crêpe and padded at the bottom.


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th century

Object Place



172.7 x 123.2 cm (68 x 48 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk lampas


Textiles and Fashion Arts