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Noh costume (nuihaku)

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Noh theater robe (nuihaku) of dark blue satin with wavy vertical lines (tatewaku pattern) stenciled in gold leaf with scattered dragon roundels embroidered in polychrome silk; lined with reddish-orange silk. Possibly used for role of middle aged woman possessed by devil.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century


138.4 x 137.2 cm (54 1/2 x 54 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground stenciled with gold leaf and embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts