Ground fabric, blue silk figured with key fret design, orchids and chrysanthemum; decoration of Nanten shrub and snow. There is a reddish-orange silk lining and padded hem.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift to MFA on May 5, 1921
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
Overall (Overall length includes CB plus 1/2 of collar measurement): 184.2 x 128.3 cm (72 1/2 x 50 1/2 in.) Other (Collar): 13 cm (5 1/8 in.) Center back: 177.8 cm (70 in.) Center front: 172.7 cm (68 in.)
Medium or Technique
Self-patterned silk; hand drawn paste resist-dyed (yûzen), (uchidashi kaneko) hammered texture, embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread