Kosode fragment (one of two)
Edo period (Keichô era)
early 17th century
Object Place: Japan
Overall: 94 x 19.1 cm (37 x 7 1/2 in.) framed, one long side extends under mat for approximately 1/2", the other long side as well as the top and bottom are not accessible. Measurement of panel "a" is therefore an estimate.
Medium or Technique
Silk damask (rinzu); tie resist-dyed (kanoko shibori), embroidered (shishû), couched (koma nui), applied gold leaf (surihaku)
Not On View
Fragment of robe (kosode) with design of small squares alternating with tie-dyed spots and gold leaf patterns, a phoenix (ho’o) arabesque and small circles (yukiwa) with flowers and bamboo leaves embroidered in blue, light and dark green, reddish-orange and white silk and accented with couched gold metallic thread on a dark brown silk damask ground with a woven interlocking swastika pattern (manji tsunagi).
Purchased by the MFA on December 5, 1935
Special Chinese and Japanese Fund