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Noh costume (chôken)

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Noh theater dancing cloak (chôken) for female role with design of a large phoenix (ho-o) in orange, green, blue, brown, black and white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a silk gauze ground covered with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts;...

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Provenance

Collection of William Sturgis Bigelow; gift to the MFA on May 5, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Cloak

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

108.6 x 206.4 cm (42 3/4 x 81 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.1143

Medium or Technique

Silk complex gauze-weave (ro) ground with silk and gilt paper discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave; braided and twisted silk cord; painted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes