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Noh costume (kariginu)

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Noh theater hunting cloak (kariginu) for a male role with design of stylized clouds in dark blue and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a light brown silk satin ground; lined with purple plain-weave silk.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

153.7 x 205.7 cm (60 1/2 x 81 in.)

Accession Number

21.187

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes