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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of chrysanthemums and flowing water. Columns, dividing bands, border: the silk ground fabric of red, yellow, and purple bands is patterned with flowing water, chrysanthemums, snow-laden bamboo grass, and pines in the long floats of the supplementary wefts....

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Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA on October 14, 1943

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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109.5 x 171.5 cm (43 1/8 x 67 1/2 in.)

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Appliquéd silk, plain weave ground with silk floss and gilt paper as supplementary weft (karaori), pieced and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts