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Wedding kimono (uchikake)

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Long-sleeved outer robe (uchikake) for wedding with design of bamboo, pine and decorated fan leaves in white, green, red, black and gold on a red damask ground with interlocking swastika pattern (manji tsunagi); lined with red plain-weave silk and padded at the hem.


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, first half of 19th century

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165.1 x 121.9 cm (65 x 48 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Satin damask (rinzu), tie resist-dyed (kaneko shibori), embroidered with silk and gold metallic thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts