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Noh costume (atsuita)

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Noh theater robe (atsuita) for male role with design of dragon roundels and clouds in green, orange, white, yellow, red, and blue silk and gilt paper supplementary weft patterning on a dark blue ground with overall repeating pattern of concentric waves (seigaiha). There is a purple, plain-weave...

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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, Meiji era, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

143.5 x 136.5 cm (56 1/2 x 53 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.169

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes