About this artwork
The fabric for this trapezoidal robe made for the Jodo sect is a famous type known in Japan as nishiki kinran a brocade that combines silk in various rich colors (nishiki) with flat gilt-paper thread (kinran). The pattern combines two types of dragons with two types of cloud designs in a Chinese manner. An inscription on the lining records that the robe was donated to the temple on February 14th (no year cited) by the presiding priest, a member of the 23rd generation of the family that owned the temple.
- Currently Off View
- Japan (Object made in)
- Made 1801–1850
- Silk and gilt-paper strip; twill weave with secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; silk tassels
- 150.4 × 213.3 cm (59 1/4 × 84 in.)
- Gift of Ralph E. Hays in memory of Mary Van Artsdalen Hays