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Noh costume (chôken)

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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Cloak

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

114.6 x 208.9 cm (45 1/8 x 82 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.173

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes