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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for role of older woman with design of a weeping cherry blossoms in white, pink, blue, purple, yellow and green silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts over a diamond lattice in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a light brown...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

160.7 x 137.2 cm (63.25 (CB w/Collar) x 54 in. )

Accession Number

21.149

Medium or Technique

Silk, 2/1 twill ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied in 1/2 twill order and silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes