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Noh costume (atsuita)

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Noh theater robe (atsuita) for male role with overall design of dragon roundels and clouds in purple, pink, red, brown, green and blue silk and gilt paper discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green twill-weave silk ground; 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, 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Length x width: 163.6 x 142.7 cm (64 7/16 x 56 3/16 in.) 148.4 cm (Center back length) + 15.2 cm (Collar length) = 163.6 cm (Overall length)

Accession Number

21.155

Medium or Technique

Silk 2/1 twill ground with gilt paper discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied in 1/2 twill order, silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes