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[Cream nagajuban (long underkimono) with wave and bird design]
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nagajuban | undergarment
center back: 23.75 in, L: 46.25 in
silk

, unknown

(2004.1.186)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 underkimono : silk ; 46.25 x 23.75 (center back), sleeves 20.25 x 12.5 in., collar 2 in.

Lightweight cream and pale green nagajuban (long underkimono) with wave and small bird design over a fine horizontal stripe created by missing warp threads. Birds are pale green, peach and cream outlined in black. Collar is covered with strip of white fabric. Sleeves are completely open on both sides (unusual). Front panels of kimono meet in the center, they do not overlap like traditional kimono. Center back seam is reinforced with a 0.625 in. strip of cream fabric.

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