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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with design of fans (ôgi) decorated with chrysanthemums (kiku), maple leaves (momiji), clouds (clouds) and tortoise-shell pattern (kikkô-mon) over a concentric wave pattern (seigaiha) in blue, red, orange, purple, green and white silk and gilt paper...

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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, Edo period, 19th century

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148.0 x 134.6 cm (58 1/4 x 53 in.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts