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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of flower baskets. Columns, dividing bands, border: red silk six-harness twill weave ground patterned with flower baskets in the long floats of the supplementary wefts. The flat gold-leafed paper thread glitters brilliantly. The flower baskets are rendered in...

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Provenance

Gift to MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, latter half of the 19th to early 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

110.8 x 202.8 cm (43 5/8 x 79 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.199

Medium or Technique

Appliquéd Karaori, silk, gilt paper; silvered paper filé; 5/1 twill weave with continuous supplementary wefts (gilt paper) bound in 1/2 twill order and discontinuous supplementary weft floats (silk and filé); pieced and appliquéd

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes