[Kosode] (Garment with small wrist openings) Reed and heron design on purple chirimen crepe ground

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[Kosode] (Garment with small wrist openings) Reed and heron design on purple chirimen crepe ground

Textiles / Edo

Edo period, 19th century

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The three crests at the top of this woman's robe were symbols of the samurai government overseen by the shogun. The women of the shogun's personal quarters may have given this robe to another high-ranking woman as a gift.

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