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[Off-white silk kimono with plum blossom design]

[Off-white silk kimono with plum blossom design]
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kimono
L: 58.5 in, center back: 24.5 in
silk
gold thread
silver thread

, unknown

(2004.1.127)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 kimono : silk ; 58.5 x 24.5 (center back) in., sleeves 24 x 12 in. (tapering to 11.5 in.), collar 4.25 in. wide.

Off-white kimono with plum blossom (ume) design on exterior and interior of front panel at hemline. Ume flowers and branches are hand painted in charcoal gray, green and gold ink; center of dark flowers are stitched with gold thread; small round "buds" are satin stitched in silver-gray thread. Lined with off-white silk batiste three-quarters of front and back panels, sleeves and collar. There is a Kamon (family crest) design of a butterfly with diamond-shaped flower in purple ink located on center back below collar, back of both sleeves and front chest (same as 2004.1.125 and 126).

History
Originally belonged to Mrs. Shizu Kaigo and is the first layer worn of a wedding ensemble (see 2004.1.125 and 2004.1.126), which has the Shochikubai motif of plum blossom, bamboo and pine.

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