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Japanese Edo Period Men's Figural Silk Kimono

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Description
Japan,Circa 1850
Hand woven silk kimono with free hand painted yuzen dyed decoration of Inari Okami, god of fertility, agriculture, prosperity, worldly success, and sake holding a fan on the back. 52" wingspan x 26" body x 51" length
Silk


Spanning 250 years of Japanese history the Collection of Alexander Murray at one time included more than one thousand pieces of one-of-a kind, hand-made textiles comprised of kimono, obi, theatrical costumes and kesa from the Edo, Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods. The offering in our catalog represent 52 exquisite examples, the best of the best of his collection. Unmatched in its breadth and diversity, representing every type of weaving, dyeing, and decorative techniques in silk, cotton, hemp, ramie and wool. The Katonah Museum of Art featured these exact kimonos as part of their Lethal Beauty Exhibit of Samurai Weapons and Armor from October 12th through January 4th, 2015. The Nippon Gallery in New York City exhibited the offered collection of kimonos as part of their Essence of Kimono exhibition in July & August 2013.
Condition
Wear along the hems, some staining consistent with age and use, otherwise very good condition. Please refer to photographs.
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Japanese Edo Period Men's Figural Silk Kimono

Estimate $800 - $1,200Oct 26, 2019
Starting Price $400
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