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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of peony arabesques. Columns, dividing bands, border: red silk ground patterned with large peony arabesque in supplementary wefts. The peony stems are executed in white supplementary wefts, the leaves with green supplementary wefts, and the blossoms are...

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Provenance

Gift to the MFA on February 15, 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, latter half of 18th tofirst half of 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 107 x 210 cm (42 1/8 x 82 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1393

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper, gilt paper filé, silvered paper filé; 2/1 twill weave patterned with continuous (gilt paper) and discontinuous (silk) supplementary wefts bound in 1/2 twill order (karaori); pieced

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