Kosode fragment (one of two)

Kimono fragment

Japanese
Edo period
mid-17th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

40.64 x 93.34 cm (16 x 36 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

35.1944a

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Kosode fragment with design of hills, pine, paulownia, chryptomeria, cherry, wisteria, lespedeza, pinks, cranes and “tomoe” coats of arms and interlocking seven jewel (shippô) pattern in blue, green, orange, brown, black and white silk embroidery and tie-dye on a reddish-orange and brown silk damask ground with interlocking swastika pattern (manji tsunagi); remnants of gold leaf applied with rice paste.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA on December 5, 1935

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund