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Kimono (uchikake)

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Outer robe (uchikake) with long sleeves and padded hem and design of chrysanthemum, peony, pine, bush clover, cherry, mandarin orange, maple, bell flower in bright red, pink, brown, blue, light yellow, orange, white and green silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts...

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Provenance

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, Taishô era, early 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Center back length: 178.4 x width: 131.4 cm (70.25 x 51.75 in.)

Accession Number

11.3814

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave (karaori)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Costumes