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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of peonies and chrysanthemums. Columns, dividing bands, border, shiten, niten: red silk ground with woven-in patterns of peonies, chrysanthemums, and plum branches in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. Interspersed among the repeat pattern...

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Provenance

Purchased by the donor of Shojiro Nomura; gift to MFA on February 4, 1915 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 116.5 x 216.0 cm (45 7/8 x 85 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.273

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; 4 and 1 satin weave patterned with supplementary wefts bound in 1\4 twill order (kinran); pieced and appliquéd

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Costumes