Noh costume (kariginu)

Japanese
Edo Period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

158.1 x 205.7 cm (62 1/4 x 81 in.)

Accession Number

11.3815

Medium or Technique

Silk; lampas

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Noh theater hunting cloak (kariginu) with design of linked squares and hexagons (shokkô pattern), filled with chrysanthemums (kiku) and Buddhist temple gongs (chôban), in light brown, green, gray and very pale yellow silk on a blue twill-weave silk ground; purple plain-weave silk lining.

This type of costume would be appropriate for role of Okina.

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection