Kosode Fragment


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Because this fragment is small, it is rather difficult to imagine the entire kosode from this one piece. Several characteristics, however, suggest an early Edo date, among them the tide-swept arrangement of shells and seaweed. The original kosode's design may have resembled one from On Hiinagata, a kosode pattern book published in 1667.

Kosode Fragment, Ground of red satin damask (rinzu), Japan

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