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Fragment of Noh costume (karaori)

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Fragment of Noh theater robe (karaori) with design of flower carts against Genji-ko (scenes related to the Tale of Genji) in polychrome silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; Gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA,

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

310 x 45.7 cm (122 1/16 x 18 in.)

Accession Number

21.249

Medium or Technique

Silk, 2/1 twill ground with supplementary gilt-paper patterning wefts tied in 1/2 twill order; silk weft floats

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes