Woman’s Kimono

Origin: Japan

Year: 20th Century

Collection: Queens College Costume Collection

Identification number: 241.002.2

Materials: Salmon-colored silk jacquard

This silk damask kimono shows hand-stenciled flowers and magnificent phoenix birds with plumed tails that create a dynamic arabesque, framing the robe’s hem. These elements correspond to Japanese aesthetics, pantheism, and cultural traditions. First appearing in the Edo period (1603-1868), the popularity of the kimono in Japan, and often in the West, continues to this day.

(see Dolce & Gabbana Kimono, Spring 2016, photo taken by Anna on Madison Ave. Store on March 26th)