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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of paulownia and phoenixes. Columns, dividing bands, border: dark blue silk figured satin-weave ground with stylized paulownia and phoenix motifs in alternating horizontal bands. The colors are intentionally blurred or shaded in sections of the motif. A...

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Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross gift to the MFA, February 15, 1917 Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 118.7 x 200.8 cm (46 3/4 x 79 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.649

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes