Kimono (uchikake)

Meiji period
19th century

Object Place: Japan


Legacy dimension: cb: 1.64 m.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Outer robe (uchikake) with long sleeves and padded hem and design of bands of plum blossoms, bamboo, pine trees and mist woven with brown, yellow, green and white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a light gray twill-weave silk ground; lined with red silk crepe.


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)

[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