Noh costume (atsuita)

Noh theater robe (atsuita) for male role in dark blue ground with alternating horizontal bands of Chinese dragons in green, blue, orange and white silk and gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and bands of fish scale pattern (uroko) in applied gold and silver leaf on a dark blue silk damask ground with woven pattern of dragon roundels and clouds; lined with reddish-orange plain-weave silk.

Provenance

Gift to MFA on May 5, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Noh costume (atsuita)

  • Kimono
  • Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th century
Japan
Dimensions
Length x width: 161.3 x 132.1 cm (63 1/2 (CB overall) x 52 in.) Center Back Length (61 1/2 + 2" for collar)
Medium or Technique
Silk damask, silk and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, applied gold
Classification
Costumes
Accession Number
21.1147
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