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Noh costume (nuihaku)

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Noh theater robe (nuihaku) of reddish-orange satin with gold-leaf stenciled medallions embroidered with white, green, blue and a little reddish orange silk and gold thread; lined with reddish-orange silk.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

146.1 x 126.4 cm (57 1/2 x 49 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.160

Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave ground; embroidered with silk and gilt paper yarns; stenciled gold leaf

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes