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Wedding kimono (uchikake)

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Reddish-orange silk satin outer robe for a wedding (uchikake) with a ground pattern of interlocking swastika (manji tsunagi) and an overall design of curtain screens (kichô) with tassled ties and mandarin orange (tachibana) trees in green, blue and gold silk embroidery, tie-dye resist (shibori)...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on May 5, 1921

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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Overall (CB plus 1/2 of collar measurement ): 171.8 x 127 cm (67 5/8 x 50 in.) Center front: 157.5 cm (62 in.) Center back: 165.1 cm (65 in.) Other (Collar): 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)

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Silk satin damask (rinzu), silk embroidery, tie resist-dyed (shibori), metallic gold-wrapped thread couching


Textiles and Fashion Arts