In Edo Japan (16151868), citizens of all classes wore the kimono, a simple T-shaped robe with no pockets. For carrying small essentials, ingeniously constructed containers were suspended on cords from the kimonos waist sash.
In Edo Japan (16151868), stacked, nested boxes, called inro, were specifically designed to hold medicine or ink seals. Often made of lavishly decorated lacquer, these costly and beautiful inro (primarily used by men) became essential fashion accessories that also acted as markers of wealth. Our captivating scarf design is adapted from the lacquered medallions on a nineteenth-century inro in the Museums collection. Available in red or black/gold. Silk crêpe de chine. Imported. 64” x 18”.
Silk crêpe de chine
Available in red or black/gold
64” x 18”