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Summer Kimono with Design of Plovers, Waves, Chinese Bellflowers, Pinks, Pines, Carriages, and Fences

Period:
late Taishō (1912–1926) to early Shōwa (1926–1989) period
Date:
first quarter of the 20th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Silk gauze; paste-resist dyeing
Dimensions:
Overall: 61 1/2 × 52 in. (156.2 × 132.1 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Costumes
Credit Line:
Gift of Sue Cassidy Clark, in memory of Terry Satsuki Milhaupt, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.510.1
Not on view
This light, silk gauze summer kimono has a traditional design, depicting court carriages (gosho-kuruma), pinks, bellflowers, and pines along with flying plovers and flowing water. The court carriage pattern was traditionally associated with the aristocracy and for a long time only high-ranking ladies wore kimonos embellished with that pattern. The court carriage also alludes to the Tale of Genji. Against the light grey ground, the flowers and carriages are depicted in white with pastel hues, while the plovers are black.
Sue Cassidy Clark , New York (until 2013; donated to MMA)
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