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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with design of chrysanthemum and bands of mist in pink, blue, green and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

165.7 x 148.0 cm (65.25CB w/collar x 58.25 in. )

Accession Number

21.185

Medium or Technique

Silk; 2/1 twill-weave 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