Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)
Edo or Meiji era
latter half of the 19th century
Object Place: Japan
Height x width: 56.0 x 145.5 cm (22 1/16 x 57 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, 3/1 patterned twill
Not On View
Five-columned kesa with decoration of clouds. Columns, dividing bands, border, shiten, niten: White silk four-harness warp-faced twill ground with Chinese-style cloud patterns woven in weft-faced twill. Lining: Yellow plain-weave silk. The strap is attached to the kesa with a decorative white braided cord.
MFA structural analysis: Silk; 3/1 twill pseudo damask.
Gift of Charles Henry Parker, from the Estate of Alfred Greenough, to the MFA on April 9, 1885
Alfred Greenough Collection