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).
Purchased by the MFA, August 1, 1929
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund
Japanese, Edo period (Horeki era), mid-18th century
Height x width: 18 13/16 x 4 7/8 in. (47.8 x 12.4 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk crêpe (kinuchijimi), tie resist-dyed, embroidered with silk, couched with gold-wrapped thread