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Kimono (1)

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

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.

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  • Title: Kimono (1)
  • 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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