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Buddhist priest's robe textile length (kesa textile length)

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Length of silk (karaori) for use in a Buddhist priest's robe (kesa) with design of leaves and floral arabesques in purple, reddish-orange, blue, and green silk and gilt paper strip supplementary weft patterning on a creme twill-weave silk ground.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on March 16, 1995

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, late Edo period, first half of 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

95.5 x 65 cm (37 5/8 x 25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.192

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; twill-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning (karaori)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles