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Lined Kimono

Accession Number
2013/2.487.1

Title
Lined Kimono

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
20th century

Medium & Support
silk, brocade

Dimensions
60 in. ( 152.4 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi

Subject matter

Ro textile, also called usumono, are thin, translucent fabrics used for summer kimonos.

This kimono contains five kamon (family crests); The number of kamon (family crests) determines the formality of the dress. Garments with itsutsu-mon (five family crests) are the most formal. Garments with mitsumon (three family crests) and hitotsumon (one family crest) are semi-formal.



Physical Description

sheer formal black funerary (mofuku) Ro kimono with five family crests (kamon) and no inner lining (hitoe).



Primary Object Classification
Costume and Costume Accessories

Primary Object Type
kimono

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
kimonos
mourning cloths
summer (season)

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