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Kimono Fragment

Decorated fragment of a kimono, c. 1600, Japan. Decorated fragment of a kimono, c. 1600, Japan. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, acc. no. 1588-1899.

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, houses a small fragment of a kimono that dates to the late sixteenth or early seventeenth centuries. It is made of monochrome figured satin silk (rinzu) with applied gold leaf decoration (surihaku, tie-dyeing (kanoko shibori) and embroidery with silk and metal threads. The fragment measures 58.5 x 30 cm.

The design is that of cascading cherry blossoms and chains, notched lozenges and circular motifs.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 14 September 2016).

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