Buddhist priest's robe textile length (kesa textile length)

Japanese
late Edo period
first half of 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

95.5 x 65 cm (37 5/8 x 25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.192

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Length of silk (karaori) for use in a Buddhist priest’s robe (kesa) with design of leaves and floral arabesques in purple, reddish-orange, blue, and green silk and gilt paper strip supplementary weft patterning on a creme twill-weave silk ground.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on March 16, 1995

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection