Kosode fragment

Kimono fragment

Japanese
Edo period (Keicho era)
early 17th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

86.4 x 34.3 cm (34 x 13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

35.1941

Medium or Technique

Silk damask (rinzu); tie-dyed (shibori), stencil resist-dyed (katazome), embroidered (shishû), applied gold leaf

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fragment of a robe (kosode), worn by a woman of the samurai class, with design of pine, cherry, palm, chrysanthemum, pinks, paulownia and seven treasures pattern (shippô) embroidered in silk with traces of applied gold leaf on a white and reddish-orange silk damask ground with an interlocking swastika pattern (manji tsunagi).

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA on December 5, 1935

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund