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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with design of pinks and autumn grasses in blue, green, purple, white and orange silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a white twill-weave silk ground.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

154.3 x 143.5 cm (60.75 w/collar x 56.5 in.)

Accession Number

21.162

Medium or Technique

Silk; twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes