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Kimono

Accession Number
2016/2.48

Title
Kimono

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
mid- to late-20th century

Medium & Support
silk

Dimensions
59 in x 49 in (149.86 cm x 124.46 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake

Subject matter

Komon kimonos are a type of kimono that contains repeating patterns throughout the fabric.

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.



Physical Description

dark brown komon Ooshima tsumugi kimono with an interwoven arrangement of blue, white, and green autumnal foliage with a red and maroon inner lining.



Primary Object Classification
Costume and Costume Accessories

Primary Object Type
kimono

Collection Area
Asian

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Keywords
foliage (motif)
kimonos
maroon (color)
silk (silkworm material)

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