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Noh theater costume (surihaku)

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Noh theater costume worn as an under robe (surihaku) patterned with rain dragons (amaryo), clouds (kumo) and wavy vertical lines (takewaku) in silver leaf stenciled on a white ground. There is a reddish-orange, plain-weave silk lining.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, February 28, 1928

Credit Line

Chinese and Japanese Special Fund

Kimono

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 144.8 x 137.2 cm (57 CB x 54 in.) Other (Collar): 17.8 cm (7 in.) Overall exhibition height = 60 1/2"

Accession Number

28.6

Medium or Technique

Silk satin stenciled with silver leaf

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes