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[Black kimono with pine and ume (plum) blossom design]

[Black kimono with pine and ume (plum) blossom design]
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L: 56.5 in, center back: 23.75 in

, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 kimono : silk ; 56.5 x 23.75 (center back) in., sleeves 22 x 12.75 in., collar 4.25 in.

Black silk montsuki kimono with gray and white pine needles, pinecones, and ume (plum) blossoms with yellow and brown accents on exterior and interior of front hem over tone on tone basketweave and leaf pattern. Lined with red-orange fabric on top half of kimono and sleeve interior while bottom half of kimono is lined with same black fabric as outer fabric. There is a paulownia Kamon (family crest) design on center back below collar, back of both sleeves and front chest. The hemline is padded and weighted. Mon design is same as 2004.1.94. Extremely fragile; lay flat to display.

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