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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of flowering plants. Columns, dividing bands, border: red silk figured satin-weave ground with flowering plant motifs. Two types of Western-style flowering plants alternate with chrysanthemum arabesques in horizontal bands. Shiten, niten: none. Lining: Silk...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp to the MFA October 13, 1960.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, Edo period, dated 1734

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 117.4 x 204.7 cm (46 1/4 x 80 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1167

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with a 4and1 satin foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes