Floral Kesa With Kinran Inserts
Kesa developed out of the need of Buddhist monks to cover themselves utilizing scraps of materials donated to their temple. Patterns developed using small squares of patterned fabric to create a design that is graphically and texturally new. The New ushered new creations which can be quite luxurious, unlike anything intended.This kesa is made of silk with a design of various flowers woven onto a light beige ground .Six small squares of 18th century paper based brocade, known as kinran, are inserted at corners within the borders and at a diagonal scheme.
Circa: 19th century
Condition: Heavilly repaired. Some holes. Would benefit from mounting, delicate
Dimensions: 42" x 78"
Inventory number: TX4137