Girl's robe (furisode)
Late Edo or early Meiji period
Object Place: Japan
114.3 x 101.0 cm (45 x 39 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, satin-weave, silk embroidery, gilt paper-wrapped silk thread
Not On View
Girl’s long-sleeved light blue silk robe (furisode). The sleeves have a design of baskets of flowers and branches embroidered with pink, green, violet, white, blue and black silk and gold thread. On the middle of the back and the shoulders are three small crests (mon) couched with gold thread and black and red silk; lined with pink linen and red silk.
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection