White silk crepe summer robe (hitoe) with overall design of fans and cherry blossom created in stencil print to resemble shibori, hand-painted with sumi ink, and embroidered in green, orange and gold silk.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift to MFA on May 5, 1921
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, second half 18th century
Overall: 172.7 x 125.1 cm (68 x 49 1/4 in.) Other (Collar): 11.4cm (4 1/2in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave crepe (chirimen); stencil printed (kata-kaneko, suri-hita) and embroidered with silk and gold-wrapped thread; painted with sumi-ink