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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with design of maple leaves and floral roundels on a "Seven Treasures" pattern (shippô-tsunagi) in blue, green, pink, purple, brown, black and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a white twill-weave silk...

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

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th or early 20th century

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154.9 x 142.2 cm (61 x 56 in.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts