About this artwork
This uchikake (or bridal kimono) would have been worn loosely without an obi over other kimono. Incense flower balls or medicine balls (kusudama) with trailing cords and folding fans cover the entire uchikake. A classic motif found on kimono, the kusudama are composed of various flowers and leaves. The enlarged design is connected to the revival of the Genroku style (1688–1704), which was very popular in the beginning of the 20th century.
- Currently Off View
- Made 1930–1940
- Silk, 4:1 satin damask weave; tie-dyed, stenciled, and resist-dyed and painted with gold paint; embroidered with silk, gold- and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped-cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strips in satin, cotton-padded satin, surface satin, and stem stitches; laidwork, couching and Chinese knots; lined with silk, plain weave and silk, satin damask weave
- 188.3 × 133.2 cm (74 1/8 × 52 1/2 in.)
- Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays