Yorke Antique Textiles

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Item Details
Early to mid-Meiji (1869-1900)
A plain silk padded miyamairi kimono worn during ceremonial life-passage anointment at a Shinto shrine. This example is from the same family and workshop as item 2841, and features pine, crane and sea motifs accomplished with sumi-e and painting. A few small tears. 33" from sleeve-end to sleeve-end x 44 " height. The height of this miyamairi is unusual, being about 6" taller than usual. used to good effect by allowing the artist to create one of the most magnificent pine trees that we have come across on a kimono of any type. We are unsure whether this kimono was worn by a boy or girl: the crane and pine motifs, signifying long life and good luck, were more commonly placed on female garments. The kimono padding indicates that this kimono was created for a winter anointment ceremony.
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