Shibori-dyed silk satin damask (rinzu) embroidered with silk and metallic thread
Overall: 27 11/16 x 12 3/4 in. (70.4 x 32.4cm)
Textiles-Dyed and Embroidered
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
Not on view
The kosode from which this fragment came had a vivacious pattern of cypress fans and cherry blossoms set against curving oblique stripes, which probably swept from shoulders to hem. Note the traces of stitching along an edge of the topmost fan, which has lost part of its outline of couched gold-thread embroidery. The stitchholes indicate that a shibori technique was used in dyeing the purple fan shapes.
[ Kokon, Inc. , New York, until 2001; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Notable Acquisition of Japanese Textiles of the Edo Period (1615-1868)," June 25, 2003–September 21, 2003.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Poetry and Travel in Japanese Art," December 18, 2008–May 31, 2009.
Artist: Date: second half of the 17th century Accession Number: 1980.222 Date: second half of the 17th centuryMedium: Silk and metallic thread embroidery with resist dyeing on satin damaskAccession: 1980.222On view in:Not on view
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