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Kimono with Peonies


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This extravagant, richly decorated kimono (hōmongi) depicts a garden with flowering peonies of all colors. The realistically depicted petals and leaves are influenced by Western oil paintings. It is made of silk crepe with occasional weft-patterning of staggered lines in silk and metallic threads. The patterns are stencil paste-resist dyed (kata-yūzen), painted, and embroidered with silk and metallic threads, with applied gold paste (kindei-gaki). It is lined with bright pink silk crepe and has light padding at the hem.

Kimono with Peonies, Weft-patterned silk plain weave (crepe), stencil-dyed, painted with gold paste, and embroidered with silk and metallic threads, Japan

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