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Kimono (uchikake) Japanese, Meiji period, 19th century, Outer robe (uchikake) with long sleeves and padded hem and design of bands of plum blossoms, bamboo, pine trees and mist woven with brown, yellow, green and white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a light gray twill-weave silk ground; lined with red silk crepe. MFA

Wedding kimono (uchikake) Japanese, Edo period, 19th century, Silk damask (rinzu), resist-dyed, tie resist-dyed (shibori) and embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread, Long-sleeved outer robe (uchikake) for a wedding with design of curtain screens (kichô) made from lengths of fabric embroidered with red, green, blue, light brown, pink, yellow and gold on a white silk damask ground with woven pattern of mandarin oranges; lined with red silk crêpe and padded at the hem. MFA

Wedding kimono (uchikake) Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century, Outer robe (uchikake) for wedding with long sleeves and padded hem and design of pine, bamboo and decorated fans in white, red, green, brown and black created by resist and tie-dyeing, silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a dark brown silk damask ground; lined with red silk. One of a set of three wedding kimono (red, 11.3833; white 11.3862). MFA

Long-sleeved outer robe (uchikake), 1800-1867, Japan,  for wedding of red silk damask ground with woven pattern of interlacing lines and sprays of flowers and surface design of curtains (kichô) made from lengths of red and white fabric, on which are embroidered flowers, tortoise, cranes and butterflies with pink, blue, green, yellow, black, gray and brown silk and gold thread; MFA. (William Sturgis Bigelow Collection)

Wedding kimono (uchikake) Japanese, Edo period, first half of 19th century, Satin damask (rinzu), tie resist-dyed (kaneko shibori), embroidered with silk and gold metallic thread, Long-sleeved outer robe (uchikake) for wedding with design of bamboo, pine and decorated fan leaves in white, green, red, black and gold on a red damask ground with interlocking swastika pattern (manji tsunagi); lined with red plain-weave silk and padded at the hem. MFA

Wedding kimono (uchikake) decorated with fan papers, bamboo, plum, pine, tortoises and cranes, Japanese, Edo period, 19th century.

Kimono (uchikake) Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th century, Silk plain-weave crepe (kabe-chirimen); hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered, Outer robe (uchikake) with long sleeves and padded hem and design of flying cranes (tsuru) and autumn grass (susuki) embroidered, printed and handpainted in white, gray, black, green and brown on a predominantly red ground with white across the shoulders suggesting sunset (akebono). MFA

Kimono (uchikake) Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th or early 20th century, Long-sleeved outer robe (uchikake) with overall design of maple leaves in red, pink, yellow, green and brown silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a light blue twill-weave silk ground; lined with bright red damask and padded at the bottom. Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889. MFA

Kimono (uchikake) Japanese, Taishô era, early 20th century, Outer robe (uchikake) with long sleeves and padded hem and design of chrysanthemum, peony, pine, bush clover, cherry, mandarin orange, maple, bell flower in bright red, pink, brown, blue, light yellow, orange, white and green silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a purple twill-weave silk ground; on back of robe is design of large urn containing peony, bamboo leaves and ominaeshi (flowering grass)

Uchikake wedding kimono, Edo period, 19th century, Japan ~~~AmyLH~~~

Wedding Uchikake, mid 20th century Japan, Woven silk, metallic threads