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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Nine-columned kesa with decoration of peonies. Columns, dividing bands, border, shiten: red silk ground with figured patterns of peonies and clouds. The peonies alternate with large cloud patterns in horizontal bands, with additional cloud roundels in the open spaces. When sewn into a kesa,...

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Provenance

Gift to the MFA on March 9, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, Edo period, latter half of 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 141.5 x 246.4 cm (55 11/16 x 97 in.)

Accession Number

50.301

Medium or Technique

Appliquéd Nishiki, silk, gilt paper; lampas with 3/1 twill foundation and plain-weave supplementary weave; pieced and appliquéd

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes