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Kimono

Accession Number
2016/2.50

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 49 in (147.32 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. The hachiryoumon containing paulownia and matsukawa bishi (interlocking geometric pine river motif) are arranged on a vertical striped background.

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

Light gray and dark brown Ooshima tsumugi kimono with interwoven geometric (matsukawa bishi) and floral hachiryoumon and pauloawnia motif patterning and red and maroon inner lining



Primary Object Classification
Costume and Costume Accessories

Primary Object Type
kimono

Collection Area
Asian

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Keywords
dark brown
geometric patterns
kimonos
light gray
silk (silkworm material)

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