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Sleeveless vest (sodenashi)

Farmer's vest of dark blue cottton quilted with subtle diamond pattern. Body is solid dark indigo blue while the collar and front trim is a blue and white diamond pattern ikat (kasuri). No closure.

Provenance

About 1988, sold at Araiyakusi Temple antique market, Tokyo Japan to Tomie Nagano, West Roxbury MA; 2012, gift of Nagano to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Wayne E. Nichols and Tomie Nagano in memory of Towako Ogasawara

Japanese, Meiji, late 19th–early 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Center back: 76.2 cm (30 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1065

Medium or Technique

Cotton, indigo, quilting (sashiko), ikat (kasuri)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes