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kogin overgarment
  • Japan
  • kogin overgarment, late 1800s, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Aomori Prefecture, Tsugaru Peninsula, Tohoku, Japan
  • cotton thread, ramie, stitching, embroidering, bast fiber
  • Paper Type: cotton counted thread embroidery
  • Object Length/Width: 53.3 x 94 cm
    Object Length/Width: 21 x 37 in
  • Museum purchase: Barbara Benton Wescoe Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0009
Label Text

A kimono shaped overgarment with applied "kogin" panels at upper back and front. The panels are covered with counted thread embroidery with a reverse pattern of interconnected diamonds with central snowflake? motif appearing in deep blue-black against the heavy white "kogin" stitching.