Kimono (kosode)

Japanese
Edo period
first half 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall (Length X Width): 172.4 x 124.5 cm (67 7/8 x 49 in.) Other (Collar): 12.7cm (5in.) Center back: 166.1 cm (65 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.1137

Medium or Technique

Silk damask (rinzu), yûzen-dyed and embroidered with silk and metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ivory silk damask robe (kosode) with overall pattern of autumn leaves on ground and a design of fishnets on drying racks along the bottom and following up the front edge of the robe (tsuma-moya style) created by silk embroidery, gold thread couching and yûzen dyeing. There are five white bamboo-leaf crests (mon) along the upper front and back. There is a double-layered hem (muso-shitate) with padding and a reddish-orange plain-weave silk lining.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on May 5, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection