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Noh costume (atsuita)

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Noh theater robe (atsuita) for male role with overall design of peony and phoenix roundels in orange, purple, green, blue, pink and white silk and gilt paper discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a tan ground with stylized netting in blue; a reddish-orange plain-weave silk lining.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kimono

Japanese, Meiji or Taishô era, late 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

149.9 x 154.9 cm (59 x 61 in.)

Accession Number

21.178

Medium or Technique

Silk 5/1 twill ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes