User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Noh costume (karaori)

Start collecting

Noh theater robe (karaori) for a female role with a dark green twill-weave silk ground and overall design of folding fans, aquatic plants and swirling water in pink, light green, black, blue, orange and purple silk gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; reddish-orange...

Show Full Description

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, Meiji era, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

154.3 x 146.1 cm (60 3/4 x 57 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.167

Medium or Technique

Silk 2/1 twill ground with gilt-paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in 1/2 twill order; silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes