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Woman's dressing gown in two parts

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Pink silk taffeta dressing gown in kimono style with embroidered naturalistic chrysanthemums and butterflies in polychrome silks. Silk plain weave lining, padded hem and pleat in back of robe. Full sleeves gathered at shoulders and trimmed with braided silk cord and tassles. Matching sash of...

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May 2001, purchased by donor from dealer, Katy Kane, Vintage Clothing, New Hope, PA; 2002, gift to MFA (Accession date: January 23, 2002)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Ann Coleman

Japanese, for Western market, about 1900

Object Place

Kyoto, Japan


Overall (gown): 141 cm (55 1/2 in.) Height x width (sash): 33 x 201 cm (13 x 79 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta) embroidered with polychrome silk; silk plain weave lining; cord and tassel trim


Textiles and Fashion Arts