Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

Japanese
Edo or Meiji era
latter half of the 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 56.0 x 145.5 cm (22 1/16 x 57 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.43

Medium or Technique

Silk, 3/1 patterned twill

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Five-columned kesa with decoration of clouds. Columns, dividing bands, border, shiten, niten: White silk four-harness warp-faced twill ground with Chinese-style cloud patterns woven in weft-faced twill. Lining: Yellow plain-weave silk. The strap is attached to the kesa with a decorative white braided cord.
MFA structural analysis: Silk; 3/1 twill pseudo damask.

Provenance

Gift of Charles Henry Parker, from the Estate of Alfred Greenough, to the MFA on April 9, 1885

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection