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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with design of painted shells and lacquer boxes for shell-matching game (kaioke) in green, tan, purple and orange silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a pine bark lozenge grid (matsukawabishi) in gilt paper strip discontinuous...

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Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on May 5, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kimono

Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.1149

Medium or Technique

Silk; twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes