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Kimono

Accession Number
2016/2.51

Title
Kimono

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
mid- to late-20th century

Medium & Support
silk

Dimensions
60 ¾ in x 49 in (154.31 cm x 124.46 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake

Subject matter

Geometric motifs are combination of “Shu Brocade.” Inspired by third-century brocades from the Chinese Kingdom of Shu, these patterns combine octagonal and square motifs. Floral and animal motifs are often incorporated as well.

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

Shiny dark indigo Ooshima tsumugi with various interwoven floral geometric motif patterning with a red inner lining.



Primary Object Classification
Costume and Costume Accessories

Primary Object Type
kimono

Collection Area
Asian

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Keywords
floral patterns
geometric patterns
indigo (color)
kimonos

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