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Outer Robe (Uchikake) with Chrysanthemum and Wisteria Bouquets

Edo period (1615–1868)
second half of the 18th–first half of the 19th century
Silk and metallic-thread embroidery on resist-dyed and painted silk satin damask (rinzu)
Overall: 72 x 49 1/2 in. (182.9 x 125.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Juliet Boone, 1981
Accession Number:
Not on view
Luxurious outer robes like this one were worn by high-ranking samurai women in the late Edo period. By the 1870s, however, some of these garments had found their way into the wardrobes of Western women or had been remade into European styles of the time.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Mandalas: Emanations and Avatars," June 18, 2009–November 30, 2009.

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