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Bugaku dance costume (shitagasane)

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Bugaku undercoat (shitagasane) of white silk damask with overall pattern of paulownia and floral arabesques and large diamond-shaped designs dyed in purple and embroidered with paulownia motifs in green, red, pink, tan, brown, yellow and white silk on the sleeves and lower half of the coat. The...

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Provenance

Purchased by MFA on July 2, 1931

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Undercoat

Japanese, Edo period, 17th or 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

261.6 x 193.0 cm (103 x 76 in.)

Accession Number

31.440a

Medium or Technique

Silk damask, silk embroidery, stencil resist-dyed, discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes