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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with overall repeating design of Chinese-style dragon roundels in blue, pink, green, orange and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a gold silk satin ground; brown, 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, 1800–50

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Center back H: 155.6 x W: 139.7 cm (61 1/4 x 55 in.)

Accession Number

21.154

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; satin-weave, discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts (shuchin)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes