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Kimono

Accession Number
2016/2.52

Title
Kimono

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
mid- to late-20th century

Medium & Support
silk

Dimensions
59 ½ in x 49 in (151.13 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.

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.

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.



Physical Description

black Ooshima Tsumugi komon kimono interwoven light blue hollyhock and geometric floral motifs 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
kimonos
silk (silkworm material)

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