What just happened?

To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

kimono

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1989,0422.9

  • Description

    Woman's loosely woven grey silk crêpe kimono, hand-painted in the lower half only with a scene of cranes in, and circling around, the branches of a pine tree. The design is offset by the greenish-grey ground colour (which would have been added afterwards). The colour at the shoulder is deeper, and lightens to almost white with soft edges behind the illustrated area. In addition, many of the birds have been embroidered in black, white, gold, and red threads. There are three mon on the back. Lined in red, the lining is extended at the hem to wrap around the padding. The outer material is then top stitched to it. The inner edges of the sleeves are left open revealing the red lining.

    More 

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1930s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 126 centimetres
    • Width: 154 centimetres
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1989

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1989,0422.9

  • Additional IDs

    • 87JP043 (Aranow no.)
Woman's loosely woven grey silk crêpe kimono, hand-painted in the lower half only with a scene of cranes in, and circling around, the branches of a pine tree. The design is offset by the greenish-grey ground colour (which would have been added afterwards). The colour at the shoulder is deeper, and lightens to almost white with soft edges behind the illustrated area. In addition, many of the birds have been embroidered in black, white, gold, and red threads. There are three mon on the back. Lined in red, the lining is extended at the hem to wrap around the padding. The outer material is then top stitched to it. The inner edges of the sleeves are left open revealing the red lining.

Full: Back

Image description

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: JCR17887

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...