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Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Seven-columned kesa with decoration of floral and phoenix roundels. Columns, dividing bands, border: dark blue silk figured satin-weave ground with flowers, phoenix roundels, and scrolling vine motifs. Alternating bands of phoenix roundels, large lily motifs and small wood sorrel motifs are...

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

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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: 114.5 x 199.3 cm (45 1/16 x 78 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Appliquéd silk, silvered paper; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts