Fragment of robe (hitoe)

Japanese
Edo period (Tenmei era)
late 18th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 16 9/16 x 6 11/16 in. (42 x 17 cm)

Accession Number

29.1011

Medium or Technique

Ramie plain-weave, stencil resist-dyed (katazome), embroidered with silk (shishû), couched with gold-wrapped thread (koma-nui)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fragment of formal summer robe (hitoe) for samurai class woman with design of flower bouquet loosely tied with a ribbon and concentric wave pattern (seigaiha) stencil resist-dyed and embroidered in purple, red and green silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread on a light brown plain-weave ramie ground. See 29.1012.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, August 1, 1929

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund