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Inspirational Piece: Wedding kimono
from Collection and Inspiration 2001

silk jacquard, cotton, metallic embroidery thread, cotton thread
38.0 × 37.5 cm (folded)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Inspirational Piece: Wedding kimono. The Wedding Kimono is of unpicked, cream silk jacquard with silver, gold and bronze embroidery detail. The kimono is folded to form a square parcel with embroidery details exposed on both front and back. The front panel features a dense segment of embroidery in silver metallic thread depicting a large winged crane in flight. A second design shows a cluster of pale gold and bronze flowers in metallic thread against a background patch of dense red needlework. Around the edges is a border of hand sewn wide loose red running stitches.