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Japanese Antique Textile Fragment of Edo Kosode Kimono

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1093664

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This is a fragment of kosode with embroideries. Kosode is a woman's kimono till Edo period, a predecessor of a modern kimono. Kosode literally means "small sleeve" but it actually means sleeves with small wrists opening, on the other hand, sleeves with wide openings are called hirosode. This fragment is made of silk crepe and dyed with benibana ( safflower ) which was very precious dye. The white small circles are boshi-shibori ( capped ). In good condition generally except for a small hole and dirty parts. 18th or the former half of the 19th century. 27cm x 108cm