Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Piece from a Kosode with Camellias and Fence

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
late 17th–first half of the 18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Resist-dyed silk satin damask (rinzu) embroidered with silk and metallic thread
Dimensions:
H. 36 1/4 in. (92 cm); W. 13 3/16 in. (33.5 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:
2001.428.15
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.
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