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Noh costume (nuihaku)

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Noh theater robe (nuihaku) for female roles patterned with flowing water, wisteria, poetry cards and fan papers in purple, glue, white, green and brown silk embroidery and applied gold leaf on reddish-orange ground.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kimono

Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

151.8 x 141cm (59 3/4 x 55 1/2in.)

Accession Number

21.165

Medium or Technique

Silk 1/5 twill ground, embroidered with silk and stenciled with gold leaf

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes