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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of chrysanthemum arabesques. Columns, dividing bands, border, shiten, niten: gold silk ground with woven-in patterns of large chrysanthemums connected by scrolling vines in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. Lining reddish-purple silk...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp to the MFA on March 9, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 105.6 x 203.5 cm (41 9/16 x 80 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.50.7

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; 4/1 satin weave with complimentary wefts bound in 1/4 twill order (kinran); pieced and appliquéd

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes