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Strap for a Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

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Kesa strap with design of nested diamonds and flowering plants and peacock feathers on a light brown silk ground; white braided silk cord attached to one end.

Provenance

Gift of Charles Henry Parker, executor for the Estate of Alfred Greenough

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection

Japanese, Edo period or Meiji era, latter half of 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

142.0 x 5.8 cm

Accession Number

85.29

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts (ukiori)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes