Sleeveless vest (sodenashi)

Japanese
Meiji
late 19th–early 20th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Center back: 76.2 cm (30 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1065

Medium or Technique

Cotton, indigo, quilting (sashiko), ikat (kasuri)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Farmer’s vest of dark blue cottton quilted with subtle diamond pattern. Body is solid dark indigo blue while the collar and front trim is a blue and white diamond pattern ikat (kasuri). No closure.

Provenance

About 1988, sold at Araiyakusi Temple antique market, Tokyo Japan to Tomie Nagano, West Roxbury MA; 2012, gift of Nagano to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Wayne E. Nichols and Tomie Nagano in memory of Towako Ogasawara