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Kosode Fragment

Edo period (1615–1868)
late 17th–early 18th century
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
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:
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.
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