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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of peonies and chrysanthemums. Columns, dividing bands, border: red silk ground patterned with peonies and chrysanthemums in the long floats of the supplementary wefts. The eight-layered chrysanthemums and peony branches are widely spaced in horizontal bands....

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Gift of Dr. Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on February 15, 1917

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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Height x width: 110.7 x 217.5 cm (43 9/16 x 85 5/8 in.)

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Appliquéd silk, gilt paper; 4and1 satin weave with continuous and discontinuous supplementary wefts bound in 1/2 twill order (karaori); pieced and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts