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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of eight-plank bridges. Columns, dividing bands, border: brown silk ground patterned with the eight-plank bridge and irises motif, known as yatsuhashi, in the long floats of the supplementary wefts. Plain-weave ground with flat gold-leafed paper and...

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Gift to MFA on February 15,1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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112.3 x 200 cm (44 3/16 x 78 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; plain weave patterned with continuous supplementary wefts (gilt paper) bound in plain weave order and discontinuous supplementary wefts (silk) bound in 1\3 twill order (nishiki); pieced and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts