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Noh costume (kariginu)

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Noh theater cloak with round neck and double-width sleeves for male role (kariginu) patterned with a slanted lattice (higaki) background and gingko leaves (icho) in gold supplemental weft patterning.

Provenance

Hirase Collection. By 1915, Yamanaka & Co., New York; 1915, sold by Yamanaka to the MFA, through William Sturgis Bigelow, Boston, [see note 1] for $75 [see note 2]. (Accession date: October 7, 1915) NOTES: [1] Bigelow arranged the transaction and transport of the costumes on behalf of the MFA. [2] No. 101 on Yamanaka & Co. object list. Costumes from the Hirase Collection (accession no. 15.1165 - 15.1178) were purchased from Yamanaka & Co. individually, along with part of Yamanaka's "Complete Set" of Noh Isho and Men dresses (accession no. 15.1146 - 15.1164), which were sold as a group for $7500. The total sale was $9,969.25. Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection and Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Cloak

Japanese, Edo era, 18th to 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 163.5 x 201.9 cm (64 3/8 x 79 1/2 in.) Center back (without collar): 161.3 cm (63 1/2 in.) Other (collar): 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

15.1177

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze weave patterned with gilt paper wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes