Shibori-dyed silk satin damask (rinzu) embroidered with silk and metallic thread
Overall: 27 11/16 x 12 3/4 in. (70.4 x 32.4cm)
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
The kosode from which this fragment came had a vivacious pattern of cypress fans and cherry blossoms set against curving oblique stripes, which probably swept from shoulders to hem. Note the traces of stitching along an edge of the topmost fan, which has lost part of its outline of couched gold-thread embroidery. The stitchholes indicate that a shibori technique was used in dyeing the purple fan shapes.