Quilt: Merinsu

Two hearts in harmony

Japanese
1998
Tomie Nagano (Japanese, born 1950)


Object Place: Shari-town, Hokkaido, Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 94 7/8 x 93 11/16 in. (241 x 238 cm)

Accession Number

2010.1378

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave; cotton filling; pieced and quilted with polyester thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Log cabin quilt made with fabrics from kimono’s worn by the artist’s mother. Shades of blue, orange, white, and purple form diamond shape patterning surrounded by a dark blue border. Signed in the lower right corner with orange embroidery.

Provenance

1998, created by artist Tomie Nagano, Japan; February 17, 2007, gift of Nagano to Wayne E. Nichols, West Roxbury, MA; 2010, gift of Nichols to the MFA (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Wayne E. Nichols

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.