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kimono

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1988,0805.11

  • Description

    Woman's unlined, black silk gauze kimono with bold resist-dyed white design using the shibori motif. It has a simple gauze structure with seven rows of plain weave between each crossing of the warps. Unable to identify the design (possibly bamboo shoots?) but it is easy to see how the outline of the shapes have been drawn up with thread and bound.

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  • Date

    • 1960s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 143 centimetres
    • Width: 128.25 centimetres
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1988

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1988,0805.11

  • Additional IDs

    • 86JP069 (Aranow no.)
Woman's unlined, black gauze kimono with bold resist-dyed white design using the shibori motif. Unlike kimono 106  this is a simple gauze structure with seven rows of plain weave between each crossing of the warps. Unable to identify the design but it is easy to seen how the outline of the shapes have been drawn up with thread and bound.

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Woman's unlined, black gauze kimono with bold resist-dyed white design using the shibori motif. Unlike kimono 106 this is a simple gauze structure with seven rows of plain weave between each crossing of the warps. Unable to identify the design but it is easy to seen how the outline of the shapes have been drawn up with thread and bound.

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