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[Girl's red and peach silk kimono with plum blossom, chrysanthemum and bamboo design, Waipahu, Hawaii, ca. 1930]

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[Girl's red and peach silk kimono with plum blossom, chrysanthemum and bamboo design, Waipahu, Hawaii, ca. 1930]
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kimono
L: 54 in, center back: 23.75 in
silk

Waipahu, Hawaii, ca. 1930

(2004.1.4)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 girl's kimono : silk ; 54 x 23.75 (center back) in.

Handmade Fuji silk kimono with peach and red stripes (3.75 in.) with mixed creamy white, light orange, peach, lavender, and gray flowers, including ume (plum blossom), chrysanthemum, iris and bamboo leaves. Leaves are green with yellow veins. The long sleeves indicate that this is a dressy kimono.

History
Worn by Barbara Fusako (Oyama) Kawakami in her teens. Sewn by her mother, Mrs. Matsu (Saito) Oyama.

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