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Kurisode

A work made of silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen hitokoshi); stenciled and resist dyed (yûzen-zome); gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton and silk in satin, single satin and stem stitches; couching; lined with silk, plain weave.

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  • A work made of silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen hitokoshi); stenciled and resist dyed (yûzen-zome); gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton and silk in satin, single satin and stem stitches; couching; lined with silk, plain weave.

Date:

Shôwa period (1926–1989), early 1930s

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

This furisode combines a wide assortment of traditional Japanese motifs. Two cranes stand on a riverbank among motifs symbolizing longevity and good fortune, including irises, maples leaves, peonies, persimmons, pine trees, and trees with plum blossoms. Typical of some formal kimono, this furisode shows the concentration of the decoration on the sleeves and bottom half of the kimono.

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Title

Kurisode

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1930–1935

Medium

Silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen hitokoshi); stenciled and resist dyed (yûzen-zome); gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton and silk in satin, single satin and stem stitches; couching; lined with silk, plain weave

Dimensions

172 x 129 cm (67 3/4 x 50 3/4 in.) Shoulder to hem length: 161.6 cm (63 1/2 in.) Sleeve length: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 in.) Collar back to hem length: 91.5 cm (36 in.) Fuki length: 1.5 cm (5.8 in.) Width at hem: 58.3 cm (23 in.) Width of sleeve panel: 33.6 cm (13 1/4 in.) Width of center front panel hem overlap: 14.7 cm (5 3/4 in.) Width of collar band: 11.3 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Textiles Collection

Reference Number

2002.146

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