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Wedding kimono (uchikake)

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Long-sleeved outer robe (uchikake) for a wedding with design of curtain screens (kichô) made from lengths of fabric embroidered with red, green, blue, light brown, pink, yellow and gold on a white silk damask ground with woven pattern of mandarin oranges; lined with red silk crêpe and padded...

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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, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

171.5 x 123.2 cm (67 1/2 x 48 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.3860

Medium or Technique

Silk damask (rinzu), resist-dyed, tie resist-dyed (kaneko shibori) and embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes