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Noh costume (happi)

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Noh theater jacket (happi) with overall design of flowers and leaves in purple, red, cream, yellow, pink and green silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange ground with interlocing swastika pattern (manji tsunagi) in silver gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary...

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Gift in memory of Chie Hirano by her friends to the MFA on April 11, 1940

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Given in memory of Chie Hirano by her friends

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th or early 19th century

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Overall: 108 x 197.5 cm (42 1/2 center back, includes 2" collar x 77 3/4 in.)

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Silk; satin-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts (shuchin)


Textiles and Fashion Arts