This robe, boldly patterned with an overhanging maple branch and chrysanthemums by a stream, was meant for a young upper-class woman. Several processes were used to produce the pattern. The fabric, a satin damask that was originally white, features a complex but subtle woven design of bridges, pines, and mist. This cloth was dyed to create large, golden yellow clouds and a purple background; the white-spotted pattern of water in the lower part of the design resulted from binding small areas of the cloth to resist the blue dye in a process known as kanoko (literally, "fawn spot") shibori. Gold was applied to the purple ground to form bands of mist, and the maple leaves and chrysanthemums were embroidered in silk and metallic thread.