[Uchikake] (Outer garment) Design of stylized tortoiseshells, wisterias, and calligraphy on a white figured-satin ground

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[Uchikake] (Outer garment) Design of stylized tortoiseshells, wisterias, and calligraphy on a white figured-satin ground

Textiles / Edo

Edo period, 18th century

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The elaborate design of this garment for a woman of the warrior class refers to a poem by the Chinese poet Bai Juyi, who was revered in Japan since ancient times."

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