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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

43.794

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes