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Fragment of robe (kosode)

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Fragment of robe (kosode?) with design of a billowing curtains in blue, brown and tan with dot pattern created by the tie-dye process (kanoko shibori) and accented with couched gold metallic thread on a white silk damask ground with woven interlocking key pattern (sayagata). Mounted on a panel.

Provenance

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt; gift to the MFA on May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection

Kimono

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 46 5/8 x 38 1/16 in. (118.4 x 96.7 cm)

Accession Number

50.1500

Medium or Technique

Silk damask (rinzu), tie-resist dyed (kanoko shibori), couched gold-wrapped thread (koma-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes