Kosode fragment

Kimono fragment

Japanese
Edo period (Kan'ei era)
1720–30


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

92.1 x 39.7 cm (36 1/4 x 15 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

35.1942

Medium or Technique

Silk damask, stenciled tie-dye (kata kanoko), embroidered (shishû), stenciled gold leaf, gilt paper-wrapped thread couching (koma-nui)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Kosode fragment with design of hills and ivy coat of arms, created by the stencil tie-dye technique (kata kanoko), with cranes (tsuru), bamboo (take) and pine trees (matsu) in white, tan, pink, blue and green silk embroidery (shishû) with gold couching (koma-nui) and stenciled gold leaf on a black silk damask ground with overall interlocking swastika pattern (manji tsunagi).

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA on December 5, 1935

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund