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Noh theater costume (atsuita)

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Noh theater robe (atsuita) for male role with reddish-orange and dark blue ground color blocks (dangawari) and overall design of cloud-shaped gongs (unban) and hexagonal lozenges (kikko-mon) surrounding diamond-shaped flower motifs in dark blue, light blue, green, orange, white, pink, yellow and...

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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 era, 19th century

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144.5 x 142 cm (56 7/8 x 55 7/8 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Silk twill ground, warp ikat (kasuri) dyed; silk and gilt-paper (kinran) supplemental weft patterning


Textiles and Fashion Arts