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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with overall design of weeping cherry and iris against mist in pink, purple, yellow, orange, blue, green and white silk supplementary weft patterning on a dark and light blue ground with repeating pattern of Buddhist Wheel of Law (rinbo).


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on June 1, 1911

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection


Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century

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142.2 x 134.6 cm (56 x 53 in.)

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Silk; twill ground, bottom half 2/1 twill ground with supplementary silk patterning weft tied in 1/2 twill order, silk weft floats; upper part, 5/1 twill ground self-patterned in 1/2 twill, hand painted and embroidered


Textiles and Fashion Arts