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Fragments of Noh costume

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Fragments of a Noh theater robe (chôken or maiginu?) with design of floral medallions (yukiwa) in purple, green and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk gauze ground.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA on March 31, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 152.4 x 203.2 cm (60 x 80 in.)

Accession Number

19.713

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze-weave (sha) ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes