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Noh costume (atsuita)

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Noh theater robe (atsuita) for male role with overall design of dragon roundels and clouds in green, orange, purple, gold silk and gilt paper discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a blue and brown twill-weave silk ground with a tortoise shell hexagon pattern (kikkô-mon); purple...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow on March 3, 1921 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

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

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Overall (when hung for display and viewed from the back): 162.9 x 135.6 cm (64 1/8 x 53 3/8 in.) Other (Collar): 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.) Center front: 182.2 cm (71 3/4 in.) Center back: 169.9 cm (66 7/8 in.)

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Silk, 5/1 twill patterned with silk and gilt-paper strips tied in 2/1 twill order and silk floats


Textiles and Fashion Arts