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Noh costume (atsuita)

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Noh theater robe (atsuita) with overall repeating pattern of linked geometric Chinese floral motifs (skokkô-mon) in blue, green orange, brown and white on a yellow silk satin ground; purple plain-weave silk lining.

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, late Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 155.6 x 138.4 cm (61 1/4 x 54 1/2 in.) Other (Collar): 16.5cm (6 1/2in.)

Accession Number

21.171

Medium or Technique

Silk; satin-weave, continuous supplementary patterning warps (shuchin)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes