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Konji kenzan unryu moyo nishiki shichijo kesa

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of dragons. Columns, dividing bands, border: dark blue silk ground with figured pattern of waves, stylized mountains, clouds, and dragons. The waves and mountains form the monochrome ground pattern, with the large dragons and surrounding cloud motifs rendered...

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Gift of Dr. William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA March 3, 1921. Transferred from the Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Konji kenzan unryu moyo nishiki shichijo kesa

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

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110 x 209.5 cm (43 5/16 x 82 1/2 in.)

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Appliquéd Nishiki, silk, gilt paper, filé; 4and1 satin weave with continuous supplementary wefts bound in 1/2 twill order; pieced and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts