Fragments of Noh costume

Japanese
Edo period
18th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 152.4 x 203.2 cm (60 x 80 in.)

Accession Number

19.713

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze-weave (sha) ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fragments of a Noh theater robe (chôken or maiginu?) with design of floral medallions (yukiwa) in purple, green and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk gauze ground.

Provenance

By 1918, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel