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Noh costume (hangire)

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Noh theater pleated split skirt (hangire) for male role with design of waves in silver-gilt paper weft supplementary weft patterning on a blue ground; white silk tie at top

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Hakama

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

116.8 x 110.1 cm (46 x 43 1/3 in.)

Accession Number

21.189

Medium or Technique

Silk lampas; satin-weave with silver gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain weave (ginran)

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