About this artwork
Many of the elaborately embroidered round crests (mon) on this costume are similar to known personal crests, but others are imaginary designs. Collectively, they are meant to give this garment graphic impact when worn by an actor onstage.
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- Nuihaki (Noh Costume)
- Silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; patterned with impressed gold leaf; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in satin and single satin stitches; laid work and couching; lined with silk, plain weave; dyed with beni, safflower
- 175.1 x 137.5 cm (68 7/8 x 54 1/8 in.)
- Restricted gift of Mrs. Clyde M. Carr