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Fragment of robe (kosode)

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Robe (kosode) fragment with design of reddish-orange stylized wave with white spots created by the tie resist-dye process (shibori) and narrow branches hand-painted with yellow-gold ink on a dark brown silk damask ground with woven floral motifs and interlocking swastika pattern (manji tsunagi).

Provenance

Gift of Yamanaka & Co., Boston, to the MFA on December 5, 1935

Credit Line

Gift of Yamanaka & Co.

Kimono

Japanese, Edo period (Tenmei era), late 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 31.8 x 13.8cm (12 1/2 x 5 7/16in.) Height x width: 31.8 x 13.6 cm (12 1/2 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

35.1962a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk damask (rinzu), tie resist-dyed (shibori), hand-painted with ink

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes