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Wedding kimono (uchikake)

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Long-sleeved wedding robe (uchikake) with design of hanging curtains (kichô) decorated with birds, paulownia, chrysanthemum and myriad treasures in red, green, blue, tan and white silk embroidery, gold thread couching and gold leaf accents on a black silk satin ground; reddish-orange silk...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in 1921

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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Overall (CB plus 1/2 collar): 184.5 x 128.3 cm (72 5/8 x 50 1/2 in.) Center back: 171.5 cm (67 1/2 in.) Center front: 167.6 cm (66 in.) Other (collar): 12.7 cm (5 in.)

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Silk satin-weave ground, tie resist-dyed (kanoko shibori), embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread, applied gold leaf


Textiles and Fashion Arts