Shintô costume (goshin fuku)

Japanese
Edo Period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

86.8 cm (34 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.790a

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Jacket and pleated split skirt with overall design of wisteria medallions in green, blue, yellow, brown and white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground. This is a reproduction of an Imperial garment that was probably made for donation to a Shintô shrine.

Provenance

Gift of Robert T. Paine to the MFA on September 19, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Treat Paine