Noh costume (hakama)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

71.8 x 76.2 cm (28 1/4 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

11.5011

Medium or Technique

Silk damask

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Noh theater pleated split skirt (hakama) for role of Chinese boy with overall design of horizontal bands of repeating Chinese lion (shi shi) and butterfly (cho) motifs alternating with narrower bands of a repeating fretwork. The waistband has blue felt and a gold cord at the center front and two long ties; the bottom of legs are edged in red, white and blue crepe ruffles; lined with plain-weave ramie.

Provenance

Fenellosa-Weld Collection; bequest of Charles Goddard Weld; gift to the MFA on December 7, 1911

Credit Line

Fenollosa-Weld Collection