Kesa (Buddhist priest's robe)

Japanese
late Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 104.1 x 159.4 cm (41 x 62 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2000.808

Medium or Technique

Silk lampas

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Seven-column kesa with decoration of dragon roundels and clouds. Dragon roundels and blue clouds on a salmon-pink lampas ground. Shiten and niten: silk lampas patterned with stylized lotus on a gold-metallic ground.
Condition: good; some wear

Provenance

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edingurgh to MFA June 21, 2000. Inherited from mother and father, 1983

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg