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Kimono (hitoe)

second half 18th century


Dimensions

Overall: 172.7 x 125.1 cm (68 x 49 1/4 in.) Other (Collar): 11.4cm (4 1/2in.)

Accession Number

21.1145

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave crepe (chirimen); stencil printed (kata-kaneko, suri-hita) and embroidered with silk and gold-wrapped thread; painted with sumi-ink

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Collections

Asia , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk crepe summer robe (hitoe) with overall design of fans and cherry blossom created in stencil print to resemble shibori, hand-painted with sumi ink, and embroidered in green, orange and gold silk.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift to MFA on May 5, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection