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  • Japan
  • kimono, late 1800s–1945
  • Where object was made: Okinawa, Japan
  • banana fiber cloth, cotton
  • Object Length/Width: 106.25 x 56.25 cm
    Object Length/Width: 42 1/2 x 22 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Barbara Benton Wescoe Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0014
Label Text

Garment with cotton stripes in the warp in brown, light blue, natural white, and mudei (two-color ply) on a natural tan ground. It has a long neckband and tubular sleeves and is cut to reach half-way between knee and ankle. It is light brown, the natural color of basho fiber, with cotton warp-way stripes in brown, light blue, and natural white. It has occasional warp threads made by loosely plying a white and a colored cotton thread together to appear as stitiching or "rain-drop pattern" kasuri within wider stripes.