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Fragment of robe (hitoe)

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Fragment of unlined summer robe (hitoe) with design of snow flakes (yukiwa) in indigo blue tie dye-resist (shibori), fan papers in pale yellow and plum blossoms in purple and pale green silk embroidery and couched gold-wrapped thead on a white silk crêpe ground (kinuchijimi weave).

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, August 1, 1929

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Japanese, Edo period (Horeki era), mid-18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 18 13/16 x 4 7/8 in. (47.8 x 12.4 cm)

Accession Number

29.1007a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk crêpe (kinuchijimi), tie resist-dyed, embroidered with silk, couched with gold-wrapped thread

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes