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.
Currently Off View
- Made 1930–1935
- 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
- 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.)
- The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Textiles Collection