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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) with alternating blocks of color (dangawari) in reddish-orange and white with flowing water in gold and overall design of reeds, wild geese, chrysanthemums and flowing water in blue, purple, green, orange and white silk supplementary weft patterning.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kimono

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

165.2 x 145.5 cm (65 1/16 x 57 5/16 in. )

Accession Number

21.184

Medium or Technique

Silk; twill, ikat-dyed warps and silk and gilt-paper patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes