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TITLE
Formal black silk kimono
 
DESCRIPTION
Formal black silk kimono

Fully lined, double silk facing along edges and bottom facing of 24 inches. Embroidered family crest of Nagao clan on shoulders and back. Birds and flowers.

Approx. 60" L and 50" W
 
CONTEXT
Shizue Sato Nagao brought this kimono and obi with her when she immigrated to the United States as a picture bride in 1917.
 
CREDIT
Courtesy of Masako Tanaka
Photo courtesy of Hugh Talman, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
 
DATE
1917