KimonoArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Datemid- to late-20th centuryMedium & Supportpainted silkDimensions
59 in x 49 in (149.86 cm x 124.46 cm)Credit LineGift of Mrs. Kazuko MiyakeSubject matter
Houmongi is a semi-formal kimono that can be worn by both married and single women for social events. It is called second-class formal wear. Houmongi is created by a patterning method called “Eba:” the pattern is dyed in such a way that it creates an unbroken design across the seams when the kimono is sewn together.
The inner lining includes eight different parts (hakkake) on the bottom and sleeve edges that gives the inner lining a more colorful appearance.
lavender houmongi kimono with interwoven, dyed, and embroidered gold and various blue and orange interlocking circles on the front and back with one kamon (family crest) with a white and lavender inner lining.
Primary Object Classification Costume and Costume Accessories Primary Object TypekimonoCollection AreaAsianRights
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