Fragment of robe (katabira)

Kimono

Japanese
Edo period
late 17th or early 18th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 18 11/16 x 11 7/8 in. (47.4 x 30.2 cm)

Accession Number

28.490

Medium or Technique

Ramie plain-weave; stitch resist-dyed, embroidered with silk, couched with gold-wrapped thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fragment of summer robe (katabira) with design of concentric wave pattern (seigaiha) and blossoming plum in pale pink and orange silk embroidery and couched gold-wrapped thread on a dark brown and natural plain-weave ramie ground. Horeki (1751-1763).

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, October 4, 1928

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund