Noh costume (ôguchi)

Hakama

Japanese
Edo period
late 18th to early 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

112.4 x 81.3 cm (44 1/4 x 32 in.)

Accession Number

19.741

Medium or Technique

Front: silk plain weave patterned with gold and silver gilt paper strips tied in 1/3 twill order; Back: silk plain weave rib patterned with gold and silver gilt paper strips tied in 1/3 order (Kinran)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Noh theater pleated, split skirt (ôguchi) for man’s role of reddish-orange silk and an overall design of folding fans (sensu) and swirling water in gold and silver gilt supplemental weft patterning.

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