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[Dark purple kimono with rose and chrysanthemum design, Waipahu, Hawaii, 1933]

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[Dark purple kimono with rose and chrysanthemum design, Waipahu, Hawaii, 1933]
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kimono
L: 54.25 in, center back: 25 in
wool

Waipahu, Hawaii, 1933

(2004.1.105)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 kimono : wool ; 54.5 x 25 (center back) in., sleeves 28 x 12.5 in., collar 2 in.

Dark purple wool kimono with yuzen-moyo design of lavender, peach and yellow roses over chrysanthemums outlined in lavender, peach and yellow hues. Lined with natural fabric across shoulders in front and upper back.

History
Yuzen-moyo denotes a type of design created where images are drawn on silk with rice-paste coating. Sewn by her mother, Mrs. Matsu Oyama, this kimono was worn by Barbara Kawakami at age 12. The main seams were sewn by machine and the rest sewn by hand.

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