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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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Provenance

Tokugowa Collection; 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, late 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

154.9 x 142.2 cm (61 x 56 in.)

Accession Number

21.182

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes