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Fragment of robe (katabira)

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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.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, October 4, 1928

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

kimono

Japanese, Edo period (Genroku era), late 17th to early 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 19 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. (50.5 x 31.4 cm)

Accession Number

28.493

Medium or Technique

Ramie plain-weave, stencil resist-dyed (kata shibori), embroidered with silk (shishû), couched with gold-wrapped thread (koma-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes