Ground of dye-patterned (somewake) satin damask (rinzu)
H. 39 3/8 in. (100 cm); W. 12 5/8 in. (32 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
This fragment is a rare example of early yūzen dyeing. For the most part, it resembles the shibori-dyed and embroidered pieces on the opposite wall. Careful inspection, however, reveals that each blue bamboo leaf has in its center a thin white line, a hallmark of yūzen dyeing caused by thin lines of resist paste that are applied to the cloth before brush-dyeing.