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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with repeating design of bridges, water and iris in blue, brown, purple and green silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; reddish-orange, plain-weave silk lining. The design...

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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

Kimono

Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

154.9 x 150.5 cm (61 x 59 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.153

Medium or Technique

Silk 2/1 twill ground with supplementary silk and gilt-paper patterning wefts tied in 1/2 twill order; silk weft floats

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes