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[Brown kimono with hexagon, loop and triangle pattern]

[Brown kimono with hexagon, loop and triangle pattern]
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kimono
L: 56.25 in, center back: 23 in
silk

, ca. 1917

(2004.1.118)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 kimono : silk ; 56.25 x 23 (center back) in., sleeves 20.5 x 12.5 in., collar 2.125 in.

Brown tsumugi silk kimono with intricate black pattern of repeating small hexagon shapes with loops in the center surrounded by triangles.

History
Tsumugi (pongee) kimono are composed of lightweight silk; the cloth was dyed after it was woven. It was popular during the end of the Meiji period (1908) to Taisho period (mid 1920s).

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