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[Off-white T-shaped eri (collar)]

[Off-white T-shaped eri (collar)]
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collar
L: 19 in, W: 45.25 in
cotton

, unknown

(2004.1.199)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 collar : cotton ; 19 x 45.25 in.

Off-white cotton "T-shaped" eri (collar) is composed of two sections: a collar (top of T) that hangs over shoulders and crosses in front under kimono collar and a back piece (vertical line of T) which hangs down center of back. Collar (45.25 x 4 in.) is reinforced with stiff interfacing and has a buttonhole opening on the proper right interior 10 in. from the end. Back piece (15 x 4.5 in.) has 2 stitched loops (3.75 x 0.5 in.) for securing the collar underneath the kimono and is slightly rounded at bottom edge.

History
The eri was worn under kimono to protect decorative collar.

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