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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Given in memory of Chie Hirano by her friends

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

40.175

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes