Kimono

Japanese
Shôwa era
1930s


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Center back: 159.4 cm (62 3/4 in.) Center Front: 159.1 cm (62 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2005.587

Medium or Technique

Weft-patterned silk plain weave (crepe), stencil-dyed, painted with gold paste, and embroidered with silk and metallic threads

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Kimono of silk crepe with occasional weft-patterning of staggered lines in silk and metallic thread; stencil-dyed (kata-yuzen), painted and embroidered with silk and metallic threads, with applied gold paste (kindei-gaki). Design of peonies and peony leaves in white, purple, greens and reds on a shaded mustard ground. Bright pink silk crepe lining, light padding at hem.

Provenance

Rosemary Wilkins; By inheritance to her nephew, Gordon Stone; Gift to the MFA, November 23, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Gordon Stone