Kimono (kosode)

Edo period
first half 19th century

Object Place: Japan


Overall (Length X Width): 172.4 x 124.5 cm (67 7/8 x 49 in.) Other (Collar): 12.7cm (5in.) Center back: 166.1 cm (65 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk damask (rinzu), yûzen-dyed and embroidered with silk and metallic thread

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ivory silk damask robe (kosode) with overall pattern of autumn leaves on ground and a design of fishnets on drying racks along the bottom and following up the front edge of the robe (tsuma-moya style) created by silk embroidery, gold thread couching and yûzen dyeing. There are five white bamboo-leaf crests (mon) along the upper front and back. There is a double-layered hem (muso-shitate) with padding and a reddish-orange plain-weave silk lining.


William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on May 5, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection