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Noh costume (nuihaku)

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Noh theater robe (nuihaku) with design of sparrows and fans with seasonal flowers and grasses embroidered in silk, couched with gold-wrapped thread and stenciled with gold leaf on a reddish-orange ground,

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo Period, late 18th–early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

143.5 x 130.8 cm (56 1/2 x 51 1/2 in. )

Accession Number

24.85

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, appliquéd with silk satin, embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread, stenciled gold-leaf

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes