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Noh costume (atsuita)

Kimono

Japanese
late 19th century


Object Place, 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)

Accession Number

21.1147

Medium or Technique

Silk damask, silk and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, applied gold

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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