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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of clouds and phoenixes. Columns, dividing bands, border: white silk ground patterned with clouds and phoenixes in the long floats of the supplementary wefts. The flat gold-leafed paper and multicolored supplementary wefts are bound separately on a...

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Provenance

Gift to the MFA on February 15, 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th to first half of 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 118.6 x 200.1 cm (46 11/16 x 78 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.631

Medium or Technique

Columns: silk, gilt paper; lampas with 7 and 1 satin foundation and plain-weave supplementary weave (karaori) Dividing bands: silk, gilt paper; 5/1 twill weave with continuous (gilt paper) and discontinuous (silk) supplementary wefts bound in 1/2 twill order; pieced

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