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This kimono is an uchikake or outer kimono and would have been worn during the winter months. It is exquisitely embroidered, using a great variety of stitches, with different scenes derived from Japanese art, legends and literature.

Details

  • Title: Kimono
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1820/1860
  • Location: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 175.5 cm, Width: 126 cm
  • Medium: Satin weave silk (<i>shu</i>), with embroidery in silk and metallic threads

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