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Noh costume (atsuita)

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Noh theater robe (atsuita) for male role with alternating blocks of color (dangawari) in green/white, orange/white and green/orange with design of Chinese flowers (karahana), stylized lightning bolts (inazuma) and fish scales (uroko) in white, orange, purple, blue silk and gilt paper...

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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, late 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 155.3 cm (L) x 133.4 cm (W) Collar length: 14.3 cm

Accession Number

21.159

Medium or Technique

Silk, 2/1 twill ground, ikat-dyed (kasuri), silk and gilt-paper patterning wefts tied in 1/2 twill order; silk weft floats

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes