AB 76-53


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Kimono Did you know?

What is it?
Wedding Kimono
What is it made of?
Where is it from?
When was it made?
Object ID
AB 76-53

This uchikake, or wedding kimono, is made of an off-white colored silk that is hand-embroidered with a sakura (cherry blossom) design in red, teal, gold, blue, and white. It has a red lining.

The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. Kimono, literally meaning a "thing to wear," are made of flat panels of cloth into T-shaped, straight-lined robes with long, wide sleeves. Kimono are wrapped around the body and secured by an obi (sash), which is then tied at the back, usually in a very elaborate way. Kimono are usually worn with traditional footwear (such as zori or geta) and with the split-toe socks called tabi

There are many types of kimono for different occasions. One common type, traditionally worn by unmarried women, is the furisode, distinctive for its nearly floor-length sleeves. Today, kimono are usually worn on special occasions (such as weddings or tea ceremonies) or by a small proportion of older men and women on a daily basis. Kimono fabrics, typically silk, are frequently hand made and hand decorated, though modern kimono are available in less expensive, machine-made fabrics.


Donated by Kikue Yimada, 1976.
AB 76-53 Wedding Kimono (back)