Fragment of robe (kosode)

Kimono

Japanese
Edo period
late 17th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 62.7 x 40cm (24 11/16 x 15 3/4in.)

Accession Number

28.492

Medium or Technique

Silk damask, stencil resist-dyed (katazome, kata kanoko), 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 robe (kosode) with design of avi leaves in dark blue with white spots and green stencil resist-dye and flowers and leaves in green, pink and light brown silk embroidery and gold-wrapped thread couching on a cream silk damask ground with woven design of floral motifs and interlocking swastika pattern (manji tsunagi).

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, October 4, 1928

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund