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Panel from a Buddhist monk's robe (kesa)

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Panel from Buddhist monk's robe (kesa) in dark blue silk satin with design of waves, mountain, dragon holding pearl of wisdom and auspicious clouds in polychrome silk and gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; lined with paper.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 1, 1915

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese (Chinese fabric), Edo period (Qing dynasty), 1650–1700

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96 x 34 cm (37 13/16 x 13 3/8 in.)

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Silk satin-weave with silk , gold-wrapped threads and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave; paper lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts