Textile length from Noh play costume

Japanese
Edo period
18th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 44 x 324 cm (17 5/16 x 127 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.187

Medium or Technique

Silk, 2/1 twill ground with gilt-paper patterning wefts tied in 1/2 twill order, silk patterning weft floats (karaori)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Length of silk from Noh theater costume (karaori) with ground in shades from light reddish brown to a gray brown. On this is woven to imitate embroidery, and with green, blue, violet, white, yellow and brown silk and gilded paper, a design of mountains, houses and flowers.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection