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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 18th century
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)
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