Noh Robe (Japan), ca. 1800
Medium: silk, gilded paper Technique: twill weave with supplementary weft patterning Label: silk twill with supplementary weft patterning in silk and gilded paper. Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt, from the textile collection of Mrs. Abram Stevens Hewitt. 1931-4-62
What is this?
Noh theatrical robe of terracotta silk twill brocaded heavily in colored silks and gilded paper with a design of chrysanthemums and five-petal flowers. Lined with solid terracotta silk.