Fragment of robe (kosode)

Kimono

Japanese
Momoyama period
16th or early 17th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

67 x 48.5 x 1.8 cm (26 3/8 x 19 1/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.1936

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, stitch resist-dyed (tsujigahana)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fragment of robe (kosode) with design of floral motifs, created by the stitch resist-dye technique (tsujigahana), on a dark purple hand-spun silk ground. Some hemp threads remain from the dye process.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA on December 5, 1935

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund