Fragment of robe (katabira)

kimono

Japanese
Edo period (Genroku era)
late 17th to early 18th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 19 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. (50.5 x 31.4 cm)

Accession Number

28.493

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fragment of summer robe (katabira) with design of cherry blossoms and interlocking hexagon pattern (kikkô-mon) embroidered in silk on a plain-weave ramie ground.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, October 4, 1928

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund