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kimono

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1987,1005.5

  • Description

    Silk kimono with a design of wide vertical stripes covered with sprays of bamboo leaves. The stripes are of two kinds: olive with a same coloured wave motif; and blue shibori squares on a red ground. The bamboo appears to have been painted over the stripes in white pigment, with touches of turquoise at the base of some of the leaves. The kimono is fully lined with two-thirds red silk and one third peach coloured silk.

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  • Date

    • 1900-1950
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 148.5 centimetres
    • Width: 124.5 centimetres
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1987

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1987,1005.5

  • Additional IDs

    • 87JP065 (Aranow no.)
Silk kimono with a design of wide vertical stripes covered with sprays of bamboo leaves. The stripes are of two kinds: olive with a self coloured wave motif; and blue shibori squares on a red ground. The bamboo appears to have been painted over the stripes in white pigment, with touches of turquoise at the base of some of the leaves. The kimono is fully lined with two-thirds red silk and one third peach coloured silk.

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Silk kimono with a design of wide vertical stripes covered with sprays of bamboo leaves. The stripes are of two kinds: olive with a self coloured wave motif; and blue shibori squares on a red ground. The bamboo appears to have been painted over the stripes in white pigment, with touches of turquoise at the base of some of the leaves. The kimono is fully lined with two-thirds red silk and one third peach coloured silk.

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