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furisode (woman's formal garment, literally "swinging sleeves")
  • Japan
  • furisode (woman's formal garment, literally "swinging sleeves"), 1930s or 1940s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • silk crepe, yuzen, embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 163.5 x 127 cm
    Object Length/Width: 64 3/8 x 50 in
  • Gift of Genevieve S. Aikins
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0012

Married woman’s formal furisode (long-sleeved kimono) with design of boats on water with Chinese auspicious symbols in the waves. Many textile images - design of a shibori textile on the seats of the boat, and etc. Front is more complex than the back. Colors on black ground. Design continues on inside of garment at hem.