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child's furisode (formal kimono)
  • Japan
  • child's furisode (formal kimono), early 1900s, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Omi area of Shigo Prefecture?, Japan
  • ramie, indigo, ikat
  • Object Length/Width: 92.5 x 30 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 x 37 in
  • Museum purchase: Barbara Benton Wescoe Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0011
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Child's kasuri (a type of ikat) furisode. Formal long-sleeved kimono with small white patterns of chrysanthemums, waves, and butterflies among well and rice field designs. White patterns of a deep indigo ground. Warp and weft kasuri including itajime on indigo plain weave ground.

This complex kasuri patterning on a ramie ground with interplay of painterly and geometric motifs is typical of the Omi area of Shiga Prefecture.