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Noh costume (karaori)

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Noh theater robe for female role (karaori) with a brown twill-weave silk ground and overall design of diamond-shaped crane pair motifs (tsuru) and tortoiseshell grid (kikkô-mon) in blue, green, purple and white silk and gilt paper discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; reddish-orange...

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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, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

142.9 x 142.9 cm (56 1/4 x 56 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.1150

Medium or Technique

Silk; 2/1 twill ground patterned with supplementary gilt-paper patterning wefts tied in 1/2 twill order; silk weft floats

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes