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Noh costume (atsuita)

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Noh theater robe (atsuita) for male role with alternating blocks of color in blue and gold and overall design of torches and flames over latticework in red and green silk and gilt paper discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Lathrop to the MFA on May 8, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop

Kimono

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Length x width (overall when displayed): 154.9 x 144.1 cm (61 x 56 3/4 in.) Center back: 148.6 cm (58 1/2 in.) Length (Collar height): 146.05 mm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.1046

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes