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Noh costume (atsuita)

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Noh theater robe (atsuita) with overall design of cherry blossoms and maple leaves in pink, orange, purple, green, blue and brown silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark green twill-weave silk ground with repeating pattern of undulating vertical bands (tatewaku) in gilt paper...

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

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection


Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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Overall: 155.3 x 147 cm (61 1/8 x 57 7/8 in.) Height (Collar): 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.) Center back (from the shoulder top to the hem): 147.6 cm (58 1/8 in.) Center front (from the shoulder top to the hem): 154.9 cm (61 in.)

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Silk, gilt paper strips; twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts