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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
© Courtesy of the artist
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
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.