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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with overall design of hanging reed screens (sudare) and flower balls (kusudama) in pink, purple, blue, green, white, orange and brown silk and gilt paper discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange ground with a repeating linked...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kimono

Japanese, late Meiji era, early 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

141.0 x 123.8 cm (55 1/2 x 48 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.172

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes