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[Taupe kimono with origami crane design]

[Taupe kimono with origami crane design]
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L: 54 in, center back: 24 in

, 1918



1 kimono : silk ; 54 x 24 (center back) in., sleeves 19.25 x 12.5 in.

Taupe silk kimono with forest green origami crane pattern interspersed with cream origami cranes. Fully lined in off-white silk except for the bottom 13.5 in. and interior front facing which are bright emerald green. The edges of the sleeve lining is bright green at the wrist opening and red at the armhole opening. The bright green lining visible on the exterior hemline (0.25 in.). Back of kimono is pieced at the waistline, approximately 13.5 in. from neckline (below collar). Collar is 4.5 in. wide.

Mrs. Ayako Kikugawa, a picture bride, brought this kimono from Kumamoto, Japan, 1918.

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