Woman's Kimono (Kosode)

The design on this small-sleeved garment includes a koto, the board game go (a game of strategy), and examples of scroll painting and calligraphy. This grouping follows a tradition in China that refers to these four arts as the "four accomplishments" of a Chinese scholar.

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Date:
Late 19th century

Medium:
Silk with resist-dyed, stenciled imitation tie-dyed, and embroidered decoration

Dimensions:
Center Back Length: 67inches (170.2cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1985-79-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Hilda K. Watkins, 1985

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