Panel for a kimono


Object Place: Japan


326 x 21 cm (128 3/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic threads, pigment; embroidery

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Six pieces of cloth for a kimono. White silk shading to blue; on this is embroidered, stenciled and painted a design of pine trees, water, storks, tortoises, etc. The colors are green, neutral brown, pink, black, yellow, white, blue and gold.


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