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[Striped tanzen (padded kimono)]

[Striped tanzen (padded kimono)]
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tanzen | kimono
L: 54.5 in, center back: 25 in

Fukushima, Japan, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 tanzen : silk, cotton ; 54.5 x 25 (center back) in., sleeves 17.25 x 12.75 in., collar 2.25 in.

Quilted silk and cotton tanzen (padded kimono) with black and brown horizontal stripes. Exterior is silk with full navy blue cotton lining. Knotted ties of orange thread are throughout like a quilt.

Tanzen is a cotton padded kimono originally worn by people in Northern Japan. This dressy tanzen was worn on Maui.

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