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Kimono (furisode)

late 1920s–1930s


Dimensions

Center back: 170.2 cm (67 in.)

Accession Number

2003.332

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave crepe (chirimen), resist-dyed (kata- and suri-yûzen) and hand-painted, embroidered with silk

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Collections

Asia , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long-sleeved robe (furisode) with overall, large-scale design of fan shapes decorated with auspicious motifs in blue, green, orange floating on a black, orange and white ground of swirling waves. Five crests with three heart-shaped leaves turned inward (symbol of shogun families). Interior label: "Made in Japan,"

Provenance

Purchased from Yamanaka Company, Boston or New York, by Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude (donor's parents), 1930s; Inherited by Dorothy Braude Edinburg; Gift to the MFA, June 25, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg in memory of Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude