Metalwork, enameling, and wrappings. The striking design of this scarf is adapted from the grip of a nineteenth-century ceremonial Japanese tachi, or slung sword, from the Tokugawa shogunate in the Museum’s Department of Arms and Armor. The sword’s grip is dazzlingly decorated in multicolored enamel depicting the arms of the Tokugawa and Imperial family scattered amid a floral and scrolling vine motif.
Silk crêpe de chine. Imported. 62'' x 17''.