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Kyôgen costume (jacket for hitatare)

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Kyôgen theater jacket with double-width sleeves of plain-woven natural ramie and stencil resist-dyed designs. Top half of the jacket has a design of cranes in flight and tortoise in green, gray and red on an indigo ground; on the bottom half is a repeating tortoise shell pattern (kikko-mon)...

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Provenance

Purchased from Lee Sneider by the MFA on December 13, 2000

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Leo and Gabriella Beranek

Happi

Japanese, 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Center back length: 36 1/2 in. (92.7 cm)

Accession Number

2000.1008

Medium or Technique

Ramie; plain-weave; stencil resist-dyed (katazome)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes