Noh theater dancing cloak (chôken) for female role with overall design of peonies in purple, pink, orange, blue and green silk and gilt paper supplementary weft patterning on a light blue silk gauze ground.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
114.6 x 208.9 cm (45 1/8 x 82 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; complex gauze-weave (ro) ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave