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Moire silk michiyuki coat

Accession Number
2005/1.403

Title
Moire silk michiyuki coat

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1970s - 1990s

Medium & Support
dark burgundy silk with green, blue, and purple dyed clouds

Dimensions
32 11/16 in x 53 1/8 in (83 cm x 135 cm);29 15/16 in x 18 1/8 in x 6 5/16 in (76 cm x 46 cm x 16 cm);18 7/8 in (48 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi

Subject matter
Michiyuki may look like kimono, but are a specialized coat typified by square necklines and buttons down the front.

Physical Description
This michiyuki features a cloud design with a shimmering effect created by the layering of silk material. Blue, green, and turquoise clouds are painted in an alternating pattern without touching one another, and appear to shimmer from behind a transparent blue painted silk overlay.

Primary Object Classification
Costume and Costume Accessories

Primary Object Type
haori

Additional Object Classification(s)
Textile

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
clouds
coats (garments)
kimonos

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