Noh costume (nuihaku)

Japanese
Edo period
late 17th century


Dimensions

138.4 x 137.2 cm (54 1/2 x 54 in.)

Accession Number

09.139

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground stenciled with gold leaf and embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Noh theater robe (nuihaku) of dark blue satin with wavy vertical lines (tatewaku pattern) stenciled in gold leaf with scattered dragon roundels embroidered in polychrome silk; lined with reddish-orange silk. Possibly used for role of middle aged woman possessed by devil.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection