KimonoArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Datemid- to late-20th centuryMedium & SupportsilkDimensions
59 in x 49 ½ in (149.86 cm x 125.73 cm)Credit LineGift of Mrs. Kazuko MiyakeSubject matter
Ooshima tsumugi silk textiles are made from a labor-intensive process involving two stages of weaving and over 100 rounds of dyeing. Despite its high production value, it is only worn for non-ceremonial occasion since the process is considered to be less elite than the paint-dyed technique. The inner lining includes eight different parts (hakkake) on the bottom and sleeve edges that gives the inner lining a more colorful appearance.
brown and light gray Ooshima tsumugi kimono with interwoven geometric motif consisting of a combination of fujimon (wisteria) and karahana (stylized chinese flower) motifs with a red and red-brown inner lining.
Primary Object Classification Costume and Costume Accessories Primary Object TypekimonoCollection AreaAsianRights
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silk (silkworm material)