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Woman's kimono or house coat

House coat or lounge wear fashioned from a Japanese kimono (furisode) of purple silk crepe, resist dyed with a design of cherry blossoms, pine, peonies, maple, and a rocky landscape with waterfalls and embroidered in polychrome silks and gold-wrapped thread. A large peacock is embroidered on the...

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July 2, 2010, anonymous sale, Cornette de St. Cyr, Paris, lot 330, to Decades Inc., Los Angeles, CA; purchased from Decades by the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

French (Paris), early 20th century

Object Place

Paris, France


Center back: 154.9 cm (61 in.) Center front: 154.9 cm (61 in.) Length x width (Overall CB length w/collar X across shoulder): 161.3 x 123.2 cm (63 1/2 x 48 1/2 in.) Center front (CB - Collar): 12.7 cm (5 in.) Center front (Sleeve length): 96.5 cm (38 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk crepe, resist dyed and embroidered; silk plain weave, block printed; silk plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts