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Woman's dressing gown

Japanese, for Western market
about 1900

Object Place: Kyoto, Japan


Overall (gown): 141 cm (55 1/2 in.) Height x width (sash): 33 x 201 cm (13 x 79 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta) embroidered with polychrome silk; silk plain weave lining; cord and tassel trim

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pink silk taffeta dressing gown in kimono style with embroidered naturalistic chrysanthemums and butterflies in polychrome silks. Silk plain weave lining, padded hem and pleat in back of robe. Full sleeves gathered at shoulders and trimmed with braided silk cord and tassles. Matching sash of pink silk taffeta with double-sided embroidery of chrysanthemums in green brown and pink polychrome silk with knotted silk fringe. Gown labeled: S. Iida “Takashimaya” Silks and Embroideries. Kyoto.


May 2001, purchased by donor from dealer, Katy Kane, Vintage Clothing, New Hope, PA; 2002, gift to MFA (Accession date: January 23, 2002)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Ann Coleman