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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of clouds and dragons. Columns, dividing bands, border: dark blue silk figured satin-weave ground with cloud and dragon motifs. A repeat pattern of alternating cloud and dragon motifs covers the entire cloth surface, leaving a minimum of undecorated space....

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Provenance

Gift to MFA, October 14, 1937

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John Hooper

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 97.8 x 177.6 cm (38 1/2 x 69 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.613

Medium or Technique

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

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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