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).
Gift of Yamanaka & Co., Boston, to the MFA on December 5, 1935
Gift of Yamanaka & Co.
Japanese, Edo period (Tenmei era), late 18th century
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.)
Medium or Technique
Silk damask (rinzu), tie resist-dyed (shibori), hand-painted with ink