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collar (inner)
Date: early 20th-mid 20th Century
Dimensions: 102 x 18 cm (40 3/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium: silk
Made in: Japan
Collected in: Japan
Description: An embroidered kimono inner collar (uraeri?) on cream crepe silk. One of a group of 12 collars, this piece has two embroidered symmetrical panels. This embroidery in whites, greys and cream depicts a lute (biwa), hanging in front of ribbons and banners patterned with flowers. The fabric has been folded and stitched in the centre, and has folds at each end ready for construction. Stitches found in this piece are stem stitch (outlines), seeding, satin stitch, couched silver, 'long leg' cross stitch and 'fuzzy' effect. A small paper label has the manufacturer in Japanese.
Inv. No.: 2014.41

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