Textile fragment of printed and mordant and resist-dyed cotton, possibly made in Gujarat, found at Fostat, Old Cairo, 15th century-16th century
"This fragment is one of many hundreds of printed cotton fabrics from Gujarat which have been recovered from several sites in Egypt. This one (like the others in the V&A’s collection) reputedly came from Fostat, the former capital of Egypt, which has given its name to the whole group, which are often referred to as ‘Fostat fragments’. Such textiles formed part of an extensive Indian trade with the Arab world conducted through the ports of Western India."
Kiyokata Kaburagi (1886 - 1972)
The Heroine Osai, 1923
Series; The Complete Works of Chikamatsu Monzaemon, First Edition, circa 1922 - 1926
Beautiful portrait of the heroine Osai in the play “Yari no Gonza Kansane Katabira.” The wife of a tea ceremony teacher, she agrees to give secret tea lessons to the handsome young man Gonza in return for his promising to marry her young daughter. During their late-night meeting, she learns that another woman is in love with him and has given him an obi as a token of her love. She takes the obi from him, and in a fit of anger, she removes her own sash and throws it at him, the height of impropriety. Spies watching outside catch the obi as it falls out the window, and now that the pair is compromised they will be accused of adultery, which is punishable by death. This image shows her holding the blue sash given to Gonza by his lover, yet she smiles sweetly, looking over her shoulder with a tender expression of affection.
Henry Cavill in The Tudors Season 4 (2010) as Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk
Dreaming, 1902 Photographer; C. Yarnall Abbott
Fabrique de corsets, Feder & Piesen, Prague.
Corset cover and drawers (trousseau lingerie set)
Sewing and writing table, mahogany, cerry rosewood, satinwood, oak, brass, leather and alabaster, c. 1815-30, Austrian (Vienna).
Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 62.107 a-f
Up Close: Dress 1876-1878 (X)