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Kosode Fragment

This textile fragment exhibits characteristics of kosode of the Kanbun period (1661–73), such as the drama of the pattern's sweeping curve and the large amount of empty space. A somewhat similar design, with the character for flower (hana) inside floral rosettes alongside a net pattern, appears in a kosode order book of 1664.

Credit: 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...

Second half of the 17th century
Ground of white satin (nume)
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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