Married woman's robe (kosode)

Late Edo1789-1800

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Inidianapolis, United States

White damask (rinzu) patterned in a sayagata pattern of swastikas and chrysthanemum (kiku), yuzen dyed in all-over patterning of a hexagon design (kikkô), a lozenge shaped flower (hanabishi). Lining: Red, safflower (beni) silk plain weave ending in a padded roll at hemline, a fuki. The padding is finished in front with curved corners, called tsuma, a style popular in this period.


  • Title: Married woman's robe (kosode)
  • Creator: Late Edo
  • Date Created: 1789-1800
  • Rights: Public Domain
  • Medium / Support: Silk (white)
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: 67 x 49 1/2 in.
  • Department: Textile and Fashion Arts
  • Credit Line: The Eliza M. and Sarah L. Niblack Collection
  • Creation Period: Late Edo
  • Accession Number: 33.486

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