白縮緬地橘文字模様小袖

Dyed and embroidered silk crepe with couched gold-wrapped threads | 127 x 165.1cm | Second half of the 18th century

Unknown Artist

An auspicious mandarin orange tree (tachibana) bearing fruit and flowers rises from the back hem of this narrow-sleeved robe (kosode). The sleeves and upper body of the robe are embellished with characters richly embroidered in green and purple silk ...
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