[Hanjuban (half underkimono) with Nihon-shishu embroidered collar and dog design on sleeves, Hawaii, 193-]
Gift of Barbara Kawakami
1 short underkimono : silk ; 25.25 x 23.5 (center back), sleeves 26 x 11.5 in.
Off-white silk gauze hanjuban (half underkimono) with fine silk crepe sleeves and silk Nihon-shishu (Japanese embroidery) collar. Light orange and cream butterflies and flowers are embroidered on pink collar (3.75 in. wide). Sleeves are lavendar with design of black and white dogs playing amongst ribbons and balls of pink, turquoise, green, blue flowers including cherry blossoms, peonies, chrysanthemums and star-shaped flowers. Sleeves are open under wrist except for small stitches to close the wrist.
Cloth label written in ink, originally pinned to collar interior: Kawakami.
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