Theatrical Robe with peacock and chrysanthemumsArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1775-1825Medium & Supportsilk embroidery and appliqué on cotton clothDimensions
68 in x 51 in (172.7 cm x 129.5 cm);29 15/16 in x 18 1/8 in x 6 5/16 in (76 cm x 46 cm x 16 cm)Credit LineGift of Charles and Brita DolphLabel copy
This magnificent kimono was designed for a kabuki performer. It is decorated with two peacocks, one male and one female, amid peony blossoms and behind a red railing. Gold thread has also been used to enrich the design. The diamond-shaped checkers on the lower hem, which represent a marble floor, are all hand-tinted with ink. The coarse, white cotton fabric on which these designs are constructed is evidently hand-loomed, since the threads are not of even thickness.Primary Object Classification Textile Primary Object TyperobeCollection AreaAsianRights
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