Indigo-dyed plain-weave cotton, quilted and embroidered with white cotton thread
Overall: 55 1/2 x 45 in. (141 x 114.3 cm)
Purchase, Mrs. Jackson Burke Gift, 1979
Not on view
This robe features seven continuous patterns. Some geometric patterns used in sashiko are stylizations of floral themes, such as the kaki no hana (persimmon flower) design seen at the shoulders and hemline.
[ Artweave Textile Gallery , New York, until 1979; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," November 5, 1991–December 15, 1992.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," 1999.
New York. Japan Society Gallery. "Traditional Japanese Design: Five Tastes," September 26, 2001–January 13, 2002.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Spring and Summer," December 17, 2005–June 4, 2006.
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Artist: Date: second half of the 19th century Accession Number: 67.172.1 Date: second half of the 19th centuryMedium: Indigo-dyed plain-weave cotton, quilted and embroidered with white cotton threadAccession: 67.172.1On view in:Not on view
Artist: Date: late 18th century Accession Number: 2003.177 Date: late 18th centuryMedium: Painted and printed gold and silver leaf and opaque watercolor on indigo-dyed cottonAccession: 2003.177On view in:Gallery 243
Artist: Date: early 17th century Accession Number: 1992.253 Date: early 17th centuryMedium: Embroidery and gold leaf on plain-weave silk patterned with warp floatsAccession: 1992.253On view in:Not on view