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[Beige woman's kimono with purple asanoha (hemp leaf) design]

[Beige woman's kimono with purple asanoha (hemp leaf) design]
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kimono
center back: 60.5 in, W: 25 in
silk

Fukushima, Japan, 1912-1926

(2004.1.2)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 kimono : silk ; 60.5 x 25 in. (center back)

Handmade beige woman's kinsha (silk crepe) kimono with geometric katazome (stencil-dyeing) asanoha (hemp leaf) pattern, which consists of twelve triangles arranged into six diamond shapes in radial pattern; combination of purple lines and yellow lines surrounded by thick purple lines.

Caption
Barbara Kawakami label previously attached to kimono: Haruno Tazawa (picture bride, pp. 32-33, p. 195). Dressy kimono of kinsha (fine silk). Kata-zome (stencil-dyeing) in asa-no-ha (morning glory design). Taisho period.

History
Dressy kimono worn by Haruno Tazawa, Taisho period.

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