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Kimono

Accession Number
2016/2.35

Title
Kimono

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
mid- to late-20th century

Medium & Support
silk

Dimensions
63 ½ in x 49 in (161.29 cm x 124.46 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake

Subject matter

Shibori is labor intensive dying technique in which hundreds of hours are spent tying miniscule sections of the fabric before immersing it in dye, leaving the tied parts white. Shibori textiles are very expensive due to the time and skills required to produce them.



Physical Description

pale green-yellow and lavender shibori kimono with blurred patterning with a white and lavender gradated inner lining. This kimono was made by Sansai Saitou.



Primary Object Classification
Costume and Costume Accessories

Primary Object Type
kimono

Collection Area
Asian

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Keywords
kimonos
shibori
silk (textile)
tie-dyeing

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