Noh costume (atsuita)

Kimono

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Length x width (overall when displayed): 154.9 x 144.1 cm (61 x 56 3/4 in.) Center back: 148.6 cm (58 1/2 in.) Length (Collar height): 146.05 mm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.1046

Medium or Technique

Silk 1/2 twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied in 2/1 twill order, silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Noh theater robe (atsuita) for male role with alternating blocks of color in blue and gold and overall design of torches and flames over latticework in red and green silk and gilt paper discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Lathrop to the MFA on May 8, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop