Kimono thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
Not currently on display at the V&A
On short term loan out for exhibition

Kimono

1905-1915 (made)
Place Of Origin

This kimono was made in Japan specifically for export. The addition of a triangular piece of fabric at the back makes it drape like a skirt. It is secured with a matching sash, rather than an obi. The bold embroidery features birds and flowers growing up from the hem and cascading from the shoulders. Wisteria was a very popular motif in the early 1900s.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Robe
  • Sash
Brief Description
Kimono with sash, blue satin silk embroidered with wisteria, irises, lotus flowers and two herons, Japan made for the Western market, circa 1905-15
Gallery Label
This kimono was made in Japan specifically for export. The addition of a triangular piece of fabric at the back makes it drape like a skirt. It is secured with a matching sash, rather than an obi. The bold embroidery features birds and flowers growing up from the hem and cascading from the shoulders. Wisteria was a very popular motif in the early 1900s.
Summary
This kimono was made in Japan specifically for export. The addition of a triangular piece of fabric at the back makes it drape like a skirt. It is secured with a matching sash, rather than an obi. The bold embroidery features birds and flowers growing up from the hem and cascading from the shoulders. Wisteria was a very popular motif in the early 1900s.
Collection
Accession Number
FE.46:1, 2-2018

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

record createdAugust 9, 2017
Record URL