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[Olive green and brown nagajuban (long underkimono) with circle and "nu" character pattern]

[Olive green and brown nagajuban (long underkimono) with circle and "nu" character pattern]
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nagajuban | undergarment
L: 49.5 in, center back: 24 in
silk
cotton

, unknown

(2004.1.122)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 underkimono : silk, cotton ; 49.5 x 24 (center back), sleeves 22.25 x 12 in., collar 4.25 in.

Silk nagajuban (long underkimono) composed of brown top panels and olive lower panels and sleeves decorated with pattern of circles in mint green, tan, cream and ivory hues over pattern of Japanese hiragana character "nu" (looks like a pretzel with curl at end on bottom right) in various sizes. Pattern also includes a sickle in dark green and maroon. Collar is natural colored cotton fabric. Fully lined with natural cotton at back and shoulder area. Sleeves taper toward bottom to 11 in.

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