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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori), for female role, with reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground and overall design of snow-covered nandin in green, blue, yellow, orange silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; reddish-orange plain-weave silk lining.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kimono

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

163.8 x 143.5 cm (64.5 CB w/collar x 56.5 in. )

Accession Number

21.148

Medium or Technique

Silk 1/2 twill patterned with silk floats and gilt-paper tied in 2/1 twill order

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes