Fragment of robe (kosode)

Kimono

Japanese
Edo period (Shotoku era)
early 18th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 55 x 38.5cm (21 5/8 x 15 3/16in.)

Accession Number

29.1009

Medium or Technique

Silk damask, tie resist-dyed (kanoko shibori), embroidered with silk, couched with gold-wrapped thread

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fragment of robe (kosode) with design of cherry tree branches in light reddish-orange and sash (?) in indigo blue tie resist-dyed (shibori) spot pattern; cherry blossoms embroidered with light reddish-orange silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread, with some blossoms dyed in dark indigo blue, on a natural ecru silk damask ground with woven interlocking swastika pattern (manji tsunagi).

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, August 1, 1929

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund