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Kosode fragment (one of two)

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Fragment of robe (kosode) with design of small squares alternating with tie-dyed spots and gold leaf patterns, a phoenix (ho'o) arabesque and small circles (yukiwa) with flowers and bamboo leaves embroidered in blue, light and dark green, reddish-orange and white silk and accented with couched...

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Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund


Japanese, Edo period (Keichô era), early 17th century

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Overall: 94 x 19.1 cm (37 x 7 1/2 in.) framed, one long side extends under mat for approximately 1/2", the other long side as well as the top and bottom are not accessible. Measurement of panel "b" is therefore an estimate.

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Medium or Technique

Silk damask (rinzu); tie resist-dyed (kanoko shibori), embroidered (shishû), couched (koma nui), applied gold leaf (surihaku)


Textiles and Fashion Arts