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Textile length from Noh play costume

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Length of silk from Noh theater costume (karaori) with ground in shades from light reddish brown to a gray brown. On this is woven to imitate embroidery, and with green, blue, violet, white, yellow and brown silk and gilded paper, a design of mountains, houses and flowers.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

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Overall: 44 x 324 cm (17 5/16 x 127 9/16 in.)

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Silk, 2/1 twill ground with gilt-paper patterning wefts tied in 1/2 twill order, silk patterning weft floats (karaori)


Textiles and Fashion Arts