User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

Start collecting

Seven-columned kesa with decoration of dragon roundels and peonies. Columns, dividing bands, border, shiten: white silk ground with figured patterns of dragons, clouds, and peonies. On a white ground fabric, roundels of dragons alternate with peonies, and clouds are scattered in the interstitial...

Show Full Description

Provenance

Gift to MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Hakuji ryu botan moyo nishiki shichijo kesa

Japanese, Meiji or Taisho era, early 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 136.9 x 221 cm (53 7/8 x 87 in.)

Accession Number

21.206

Medium or Technique

Appliquéd silk, Lampas with plain-weave foundation and plain-weave supplementary weave (nishiki); pieced and appliquéd

Not on View
Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes