Noh costume (atsuita)

Kimono

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 155.3 x 147 cm (61 1/8 x 57 7/8 in.) Height (Collar): 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.) Center back (from the shoulder top to the hem): 147.6 cm (58 1/8 in.) Center front (from the shoulder top to the hem): 154.9 cm (61 in.)

Accession Number

21.174

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Noh theater robe (atsuita) with overall design of cherry blossoms and maple leaves in pink, orange, purple, green, blue and brown silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark green twill-weave silk ground with repeating pattern of undulating vertical bands (tatewaku) in gilt paper discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection