Kesa

A work made of silk and gilt-paper strip; satin weave with secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; silk cords.
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  • A work made of silk and gilt-paper strip; satin weave with secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; silk cords.

Date:

Early 19th century, Late Edo period (1789–1868)

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

The principal pattern element in this garment is the maple leaf, shown in clusters of three. Along with the cherry blossom, the maple leaf is the most popular seasonal symbol in Japan. Symbols of fall, the leaves here shimmer with autumnal colors.

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Title

Kesa

Origin

Japan

Date

1801–1825

Medium

Silk and gilt-paper strip; satin weave with secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; silk cords

Dimensions

193.0 x 105.4 cm (76 x 41 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1932.255

Extended information about this artwork

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