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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

17.650

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes