Indigo-dyed plain-weave cotton, quilted and embroidered with white cotton thread
Overall: 55 1/2 x 45 in. (141 x 114.3 cm)
Purchase, Mrs. Jackson Burke Gift, 1979
Not on view
This robe features seven continuous patterns. Some geometric patterns used in sashiko are stylizations of floral themes, such as the kaki no hana (persimmon flower) design seen at the shoulders and hemline.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," November 5, 1991–December 15, 1992.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," 1999.
New York. Japan Society Gallery. "Traditional Japanese Design: Five Tastes," September 26, 2001–January 13, 2002.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Spring and Summer," December 17, 2005–June 4, 2006.