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[Dark brown kimono with pine cone design]

[Dark brown kimono with pine cone design]
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L: 61 in, center back: 24.25 in



Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 kimono : silk ; 61 x 24.25 in. (center back), sleeves 24.5 x 12 in., collar 4.375 in. wide.

Dark brown montsuki kimono with embroidered pinecone and leaf design on interior and exterior of front panels at hemline. Pinecones are embroidered with brown thread; gold and white thread on some pine needles. Lined with off-white silk at collar and top half (front & back) of kimono and sleeve interior. There is a Kamon (family crest) design of a butterfly with tiny diamond-shaped flower on center back below collar, back of both sleeves and front. Padded hemline. Mon is same design as kimono 2004.1.126 and 127.

Originally belonged to Mrs. Shizu Kaigo and is the last layer worn of a wedding ensemble (see 2004.1.126 and 2004.1.127), which has the Shochikubai motif of plum blossom, bamboo and pine. Pine motif represents strength because they stay green throughout the year.

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