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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with overall design of ox carts and cherry blossoms in green, blue, orange and white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a twill-weave silk ground covered with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts;...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kimono

Japanese, late Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

146.1 x 134.0 cm (57 1/2 x 52 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.146

Medium or Technique

Silk; twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes