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Kimono (1)

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This beautiful garment bears the autumnal motif of rabbits playing among flowers and grasses by the light of a moon which shines softly down from the shoulder of the garment. The design has been created using a free-hand resist dyeing technique with special touches, such as the faces and ears of the rabbits, executed in silk embroidery. The ground fabric has been woven with a motif of clouds to suggest a night sky. This kimono may have been worn by a geisha.

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  • Title: Kimono (1)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1912/1926
  • Location: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 144 cm, Width: 116 cm
  • Medium: Figured crepe, resist-dyeing, embroidery

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