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Kimono

Accession Number
2016/2.49

Title
Kimono

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
mid- to late-20th century

Medium & Support
silk

Dimensions
58 in x 48 in (147.32 cm x 121.92 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake

Subject matter

The matsukawa bishi pattern is the interlocking geometric pine river motif.

Tsumugi is a type of soft fabric woven from raw silk, often worn for casual occasions.  The typical tsumugi types include Ooshima, Yuki, Shinozawa, Ueda, named after its area of production.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

navy-gray tsumugi kimono with interwoven navy geometric (matsukawa bishi) floral patterning with white and maroon inner lining.



Primary Object Classification
Costume and Costume Accessories

Primary Object Type
kimono

Collection Area
Asian

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Keywords
geometric patterns
interlocking circles
kimonos
maroon (color)
silk (silkworm material)

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