Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings) Water landscape featuring swallows and carp design on brown crepe ground

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Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings) Water landscape featuring swallows and carp design on brown crepe ground

Textiles / Edo

Edo period, 19th century

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藤花の間を燕が飛び交い、菖蒲の咲く波間を鯉が泳ぐ初夏の情景。菖蒲は「尚武」と掛け、鯉は登竜門を登る鯉の意でいかにも武家好みの模様である。腰模様に三つ葉葵紋を白上げにした小袖は武家女性の料で、おそらくは徳川家が家臣に下賜したものであろう。

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