Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Piece from a Kosode with Fans and Cherry Blossoms

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
late 17th–first half of the 18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Shibori-dyed silk satin damask (rinzu) embroidered with silk and metallic thread
Dimensions:
Overall: 27 11/16 x 12 3/4 in. (70.4 x 32.4cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Dyed and Embroidered
Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
2001.428.10
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.

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