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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.

This is a noh robe from Japan. It is dated ca. 1800 and we acquired it in 1931. Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt, from the textile collection of Mrs. Abram Stevens Hewitt. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk, gilded paper technique: twill weave with supplementary weft patterning

Its dimensions are

H x W: 174 x 147.3 cm (68 1/2 x 58 in.)

Sarah Cooper Hewitt was a donor and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt was a donor of this object.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18318433/ |title=Noh Robe, ca. 1800 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=16 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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