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Fragment of robe (katabira)

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Fragment of summer robe (katabira) with design of concentric wave pattern (seigaiha) and blossoming plum in pale pink and orange silk embroidery and couched gold-wrapped thread on a dark brown and natural plain-weave ramie ground. Horeki (1751-1763).

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, October 4, 1928

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Kimono

Japanese, Edo period, late 17th or early 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 18 11/16 x 11 7/8 in. (47.4 x 30.2 cm)

Accession Number

28.490

Medium or Technique

Ramie plain-weave; stitch resist-dyed, embroidered with silk, couched with gold-wrapped thread

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes