Noh theater hunting cloak (kariginu) with double-width sleeves for male role with design of paulownia (kiri) and vertical serpentine lines (tatewaku) in silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a light brown silk gauze ground.
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES:  Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century
160.7 x 212.1 cm (63 1/4 x 83 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; complex gauze (ro) with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave