Kosode fragment (one of two)

Kimono

Japanese
Edo period (Keichô era)
early 17th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 94 x 19.1 cm (37 x 7 1/2 in.) framed, one long side extends under mat for approximately 1/2", the other long side as well as the top and bottom are not accessible. Measurement of panel "a" is therefore an estimate.

Accession Number

35.1943a

Medium or Technique

Silk damask (rinzu); tie resist-dyed (kanoko shibori), embroidered (shishû), couched (koma nui), applied gold leaf (surihaku)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fragment of robe (kosode) with design of small squares alternating with tie-dyed spots and gold leaf patterns, a phoenix (ho’o) arabesque and small circles (yukiwa) with flowers and bamboo leaves embroidered in blue, light and dark green, reddish-orange and white silk and accented with couched gold metallic thread on a dark brown silk damask ground with a woven interlocking swastika pattern (manji tsunagi).

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA on December 5, 1935

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund