Robe ("Kosode") with Waves and Iris Flower Bouquets on Figured-Satin ("Rinzu") Ground

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Robe ("Kosode") with Waves and Iris Flower Bouquets on Figured-Satin ("Rinzu") Ground

Textiles / Edo

Edo period, 18th century

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[Yuzen] dyeing became popular after the enforcement of sumptuary laws in the late 17th century that prohibited commoners from wearing luxurious clothes. [Yuzen] is a meticulous dyeing technique that was used to imitate the lavish brocades worn by aristocrats.

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