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Title

Furisode uchikake (long-sleeve overcoat) with design of plum and cherry blossoms, peonies, chrysanthemums and wisteria on red figured silk satin ('rinzu')

19th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

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Alternate image of Furisode uchikake (long-sleeve overcoat) with design of plum and cherry blossoms, peonies, chrysanthemums and wisteria on red figured silk satin ('rinzu') by
Alternate image of Furisode uchikake (long-sleeve overcoat) with design of plum and cherry blossoms, peonies, chrysanthemums and wisteria on red figured silk satin ('rinzu') by
Alternate image of Furisode uchikake (long-sleeve overcoat) with design of plum and cherry blossoms, peonies, chrysanthemums and wisteria on red figured silk satin ('rinzu') by
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    19th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    silk, tie-dyeing ('shibori kanoko') and silk and metallic thread embroidery
    Dimensions
    163.5 x 128.0 cm; 100.5 x 34.0 cm sleeve
    Credit
    Asian Collection Benefactors' Fund 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    243.2014
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    Branches of plum and cherry blossoms, peonies, wisteria and chrysanthemums as well as roundels of pine, bamboo and plum ('shochikubai') achieved in red, pink, light and dark green, and gold embroidery interspersed with 'shibori' form the overall decoration of this 'uchikake furisode' with long, swinging sleeves. The figured red silk ('rinzu') used as base material enhances the high value of this garment. The auspicious meaning of the design as well as the colour red is appropriate for joyous occasions, most likely a wedding. This type of robes is typical wedding gifts for daughters of wealthy commoner household.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Glorious, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 May 2017–06 Jan 2019