Fragment of summer robe (katabira) with design of cherry blossoms and interlocking hexagon pattern (kikkô-mon) embroidered in silk on a plain-weave ramie ground.
Purchased by the MFA, October 4, 1928
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund
Japanese, Edo period (Genroku era), late 17th to early 18th century
Height x width: 19 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. (50.5 x 31.4 cm)
Medium or Technique
Ramie plain-weave, stencil resist-dyed (kata shibori), embroidered with silk (shishû), couched with gold-wrapped thread (koma-nui)