Resist-dyed silk satin damask (rinzu) embroidered with silk and metallic thread
H. 36 1/4 in. (92 cm); W. 13 3/16 in. (33.5 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
The fence with camellias must have zig-zagged its way up the body of the kosode from which this fragment came. The kanoko spots of both the camellias and fence appear to have been produced with a stencil, not by tying in the shibori technique. Although stencil-dyed kanoko has sometimes been thought to be related to sumptuary laws of the early 1680s, an earlier securely dated kanoko robe of the mid-seventeenth century shows clear evidence of having been patterned by stencil.