Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Kosode Fragment with Bamboo Curtain and Pines

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
late 17th–mid-18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Shibori-dyed silk satin (nume) embroidered with silk and metallic thread
Dimensions:
H. 47 5/8 in. (121 cm); W. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Dyed and Embroidered
Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
2001.428.14
Not on view
The curving bamboo curtain on this textile must have swept imperiously from houlder to hem in the complete kosode from which this fragment came. The view beyond the curtain is of pine trees, their boughs embroidered in brilliantly chosen shades of silk. Under the boughs are ghostly outlines of what might once have been trunks delineated in embroidery.
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. "Poetry and Travel in Japanese Art," December 18, 2008–May 31, 2009.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Landscapes in Japanese Art," June 24, 2010–November 7, 2010.

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