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Theatrical Robe with peacock and chrysanthemums

Accession Number
1982/2.6

Title
Theatrical Robe with peacock and chrysanthemums

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1775-1825

Medium & Support
silk embroidery and appliqué on cotton cloth

Dimensions
68 in x 51 in (172.7 cm x 129.5 cm);29 15/16 in x 18 1/8 in x 6 5/16 in (76 cm x 46 cm x 16 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Charles and Brita Dolph

Label copy
This magnificent kimono was designed for a kabuki performer. It is decorated with two peacocks, one male and one female, amid peony blossoms and behind a red railing. Gold thread has also been used to enrich the design. The diamond-shaped checkers on the lower hem, which represent a marble floor, are all hand-tinted with ink. The coarse, white cotton fabric on which these designs are constructed is evidently hand-loomed, since the threads are not of even thickness.

Primary Object Classification
Textile

Primary Object Type
robe

Collection Area
Asian

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Keywords
chrysanthemum
peacocks

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