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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Five-columned kesa with decoration of clouds. Columns, dividing bands, border, shiten, niten: White silk four-harness warp-faced twill ground with Chinese-style cloud patterns woven in weft-faced twill. Lining: Yellow plain-weave silk. The strap is attached to the kesa with a decorative white...

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Gift of Charles Henry Parker, from the Estate of Alfred Greenough, to the MFA on April 9, 1885

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Alfred Greenough Collection

Japanese, Edo or Meiji era, latter half of the 19th century

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Height x width: 56.0 x 145.5 cm (22 1/16 x 57 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, 3/1 patterned twill


Textiles and Fashion Arts