furisode (Kimono)

About this object

Narrative

Purchased by donor from a Kyoto-based dealer in San Francisco.

Specific techniques

Yuzen-dyed silk, wedding "furisode."

Physical description

Kimono with "palamonia" design. Made of patterned silk in red, on a gold and pink background. Large circles containing small squares, flowers and foliage are scattered across the surface, with gold leaves in various sizes and small silvery blue flowers stamped on top. Kimono is open at the front, with long draping sleeve panels open toward the body. Small openings for the wrists are at outside top of sleeves. Kimono is lined with a cream coloured fabric.