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[Muted green kimono with kata komon (small stencil design) rectangle and triangle pattern]

[Muted green kimono with kata komon (small stencil design) rectangle and triangle pattern]
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kimono
L: 54.5 in, center back: 24 in
wool
cotton

Fukushima, Japan, unknown

(2004.1.101)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 kimono : wool, cotton ; 57 x 24 (center back) in., sleeves 20.5 x 12.25 in., collar 4.5 in.

Fine, light-weight, muted green, wool kimono with kata komon (small stencil design) pattern of black-line triangles of various sizes randomly overlaying vertical rows of small brown-line rectangles. Lined with gray cotton at collar, shoulder area and length of center back panel.

History
Dressy kimono worn by Matsu Oyama. Subdued colors were used when one cannot afford a new kimono since it can be worn a long time.

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