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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with overall design of butterflies and wild pinks in blue, orange, green, purple and white silk embroidery on metallic gold ground.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kimono

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

162.2 x 155.5 cm (63 7/8 x 61 1/4 in. )

Accession Number

21.180

Medium or Technique

Silk; 2/1 twill with supplementary pattern wefts of gilt paper tied in 1/2 twill order, silk floats; embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes