Kimono (uchikake)

Japanese
Meiji era
late 19th or early 20th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 180.3 x 122.2 cm (71 x 48 1/8 in.) Other (collar height): 12.7cm (5in.)

Accession Number

11.3851

Medium or Technique

Silk; 2/1 twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in 1/2 twill order

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long-sleeved outer robe (uchikake) with overall design of maple leaves in red, pink, yellow, green and brown silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a light blue twill-weave silk ground; lined with bright red damask and padded at the bottom.

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection