Pieces from a Robe (Kosode) with Pattern of Grapevine and Fence
Edo period (1615–1868)
late 17th–mid-18th century
Shibori-dyed silk satin damask (rinzu) embroidered with silk and metallic thread
a: 26 5/16 x 12 13/16 in. (66.8 x 32.5 cm)
b: 17 1/2 x 12 in. (44.5 x 30.5 cm)
c: 18 9/16 x 11 9/16 in. (47.2 x 29.4 cm)
Textiles-Dyed and Embroidered
Purchase, Roy R. and Marie S. Neuberger Foundation Inc. and several members of The Chairman's Council Gifts, 2000 Benefit Fund, and funds from various donors, 2001
Not on view
Formerly part of an opulent robe (kosode), these pieces with their lush grapevines must have been even more electrifying before the dye of the red bamboo fence faded. Other pieces from the same kosode are in the Nomura collection in the National Museum of Japanese History, Sakura, Japan. The textiles of the Nomura collection are associated with a temple inscription with a date of donation of 1796.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Notable Acquisition of Japanese Textiles of the Edo Period (1615-1868)," June 25, 2003–September 21, 2003.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Autumn and Winter," June 22, 2006–September 10, 2006.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.