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Man's vest (jimbaori)

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Man's vest (jimbaori) in the style of a general's campaign vest with embroidered collar and slight flare at bottom. Center back is partially slit and side seams are laced halfway up with red and white cords. Constructed from: outer body of robe-overall design of chrysanthemums on "higaki"...

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Provenance

Fenollosa-Weld Collection; bequest of Charles Goddard Weld; gift to the MFA on December 7, 1911

Credit Line

Fenollosa-Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Center back length: 57.8 x W across shoulders: 95.3 cm (22 3/4 x 37 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.5012

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes