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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with design of repeating wisteria and origami in blue, green, orange, yellow, pink, black and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a brown 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, Meiji era, 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

166.4 x 139.1 cm (65.5 CB w/collar) x 54.75 in. )

Accession Number

21.168

Medium or Technique

Silk, 2/1 twill ground with gilt-paper discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in 1/2 twill order, silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes