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Bugaku dance costume (hanpi)

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Bugaku dance vest (hanpi) with overall design of interlacing diamond pattern surrounding phoenix and paulownia motifs embroidered in red, pink, yellow, green, blue and white silk on a dark blue plain-weave silk ground. The neck, front and sleeve openings are trimmed with reddish-orange...

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Provenance

Purchased by the MFA on July 2, 1931

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 17th or 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

89.5 x 78.1 cm (35 1/4 x 30 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

31.440b

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, embroidered

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes