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Piece of Noh theater costume

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Piece of Noh theater robe (karaori) with design of thatched-roof pavilions, pine and chrysanthemum in purple, pink, blue, green, yellow, tan and white silk and gilt paper strip supplementary weft patterning on a reddish-orange and green ikat-dyed silk twill-weave ground with a pink bark pattern...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

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Overall: 45.5 x 43 cm (17 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

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Silk, gilt paper strips; twill-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning, ikat-dyed (kasuri)


Textiles and Fashion Arts