A|More|Perfect|Union
click to enlarge
enlarge image
TITLE
Obi (sash), green and gold bamboo pattern
 
DESCRIPTION
Obi (sash), green and gold bamboo pattern

Double silk brocade, green and gold bamboo pattern. Embroidered family crest of Nagao clan on shoulders and back of kimono.

12 " W x 158" L
 
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