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RESERVED --- Vintage 1940s Silk Kimono / Japanese Robe--- RESERVED


Japanese Pilgrim's Robe. Yoshino Mountains, Japan. Early 20th century. Bast fiber with temple stamps, stencilled images and freehand calligraphy


Ceremonial Robe Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 18th century Culture: Japan Medium: Raw silk / Painted resist Dimensions: 67 1/2 x 54 in. (171.45 x 137.16 cm)


Brooklyn Museum: Asian Art: Man's Ceremonial Robe. In the nineteenth century, the Ainu began to use old Japanese kimonos, to which they added dark strips around the neck, front opening, sleeves, and hem. They decorated these additions with embroidery that became more complex over time. The cutwork in the dark edge fabric on this man's coat allows for a sophisticated dialogue between traditional Ainu embroidery forms and the bold pattern of the Japanese textile below.