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Sashiko Kimono

Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
mid-19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Indigo-dyed plain-weave cotton, quilted and embroidered with white cotton thread
Dimensions:
Overall: 55 1/2 x 45 in. (141 x 114.3 cm)
Classification:
Costumes
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Jackson Burke Gift, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.409
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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