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Fragment of robe (kosode)

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Fragment of robe (kosode) with design of floral motifs, created by the stitch resist-dye technique (tsujigahana), on a dark purple hand-spun silk ground. Some hemp threads remain from the dye process.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA on December 5, 1935

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Kimono

Japanese, Momoyama period, 16th or early 17th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

67 x 48.5 x 1.8 cm (26 3/8 x 19 1/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.1936

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, stitch resist-dyed (tsujigahana)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes