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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with design of alternating color blocks in reddish-orange and gold and an overall diagonal grid of Chinese flower (karahana) motifs in blue, green, pink, white and orange silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; reddish-orange, plain-weave...

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

165.1 x 141.6 cm (65 w/collar x 55.75 in.)

Accession Number

21.183

Medium or Technique

Silk, twill with supplementary gilt-paper patterning wefts tied in twill order; hand-painted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes