Kimono Robe

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Kimono Robe


The Walking Box Ranch Collection


This is a aqua-green robe with floral patterns of the same color depicting flowers and possible tree branches. The robe features a tag on the neck stating "Made in British Crown Colony of -Hong Kong-" with a red "Size 12." The interior of the robe is lined with a silk-type material of light olive-green color. The left sleeve cuff and the lower right sleeve have slight yellowish staining, and the seams running down the robe are slightly lifting. The robe bears a sash of the same color/design.




UNLV Division of Educational Outreach


The object is available for education and research purposes and are a part of the UNLV Division of Educational Outreach Collection. This image may not be reproduced for commercial purposes without the express written consent of the UNLV Division of Educational Outreach Collection


This is a physical object related to household or societal fashion.


Measurements: Length 61 in., Width 23.5 in., Height 8 in.




Physical Object


PAR Room 103: "Workroom" 2-13-20


This robe was made in Hong Kong. The creation of the artifact coincides with the period of history in which Postwar Hong Kong became known for their export of textiles. Although this activity has its roots in the 1940s, it was the 1950s and 1960s where this increased considerably. Hong Kong, then still a British colony, began mass producing textiles for western consumption. Their textile industry, which was British financed but run by Chinese entrepreneurs, was a significant portion of their economy.


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Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management 3.2 (February 1999): 166-178.
Buckley, Roger. Hong Kong: The Road to 1997. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Hiemstra-Kuperus, Els, Lex Heerma van Voss. The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile
Workers, 1650-2000. Routledge, 2010.
Roy, Tirthankar. The Economy of South Asia : From 1950 to the Present. Palgrave Macmillan,
Tsang, Steve Yui-Sang. A modern history of Hong Kong. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2003.
Yoo, Becky P.Y. “The Textile and Clothing Industries Under the Fifth Kondratieff Wave: Some
Insights from the Case of Hong Kong.” World Development 30.5 (May 2002): 847-872


Entry created by Kassidy Whetstone


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Kimono Robe, 1950s-1980s

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