Object Place: Japan
Height x width: 61 x 33 cm (24 x 13 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Black, sculpturesque purse. The purse is abstractly shaped; its soft curves and sharp points contrast with one another. The sturdy cotton fabric has most likely been dyed with natural dyes in shades of black; there are areas of tie die in shades of grey. The dyed surface is decoratively stitched with repetitive curvilinear designs (black thread). There is a long black zipper allowing the user to open the purse. There is a long shoulder strap which has been wrapped in black leather. Like many of Takeda’s other works, this sculpturesque purse seems somewhat bodily and biomorphic in its shape, and unique features.
2012, created by the artist, Asayo Takeda, Kyoto, Japan; 2013, gift of Takeda to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 2013)
Gift of Asayo Takeda in honor of the Keiko Gallery
Reproduced with permission.