Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

Japanese
Edo period
dated 1734


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 117.4 x 204.7 cm (46 1/4 x 80 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1167

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with a 4and1 satin foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Seven-columned kesa with decoration of flowering plants. Columns, dividing bands, border: red silk figured satin-weave ground with flowering plant motifs. Two types of Western-style flowering plants alternate with chrysanthemum arabesques in horizontal bands. Shiten, niten: none. Lining: Silk plain-weave fabric of degummed red warps and degummed indigo wefts. Inscription:@ (in ink).

Inscription

@

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp to the MFA October 13, 1960.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp