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Noh costume (nuihaku)

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Short-sleeved dark blue silk satin robe covered with an overall design of camellias embroidered in blue, green, orange and white over a stenciled gold leaf bamboo latticework.


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: [1] 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, late 17th to early 18th century

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145.4 x 132.1 cm (57 1/4 x 52 in.)

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Silk satin, embroidered with silk, with stenciled gold leaf (nuihaku)


Textiles and Fashion Arts