Nuihaki (Noh Costume)

A work made of 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.
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  • A work made of 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.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868), 1801/25

Artist:

Japan

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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Title

Nuihaki (Noh Costume)

Origin

Japan

Date

1801–1850

Medium

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

Dimensions

175.1 x 137.5 cm (68 7/8 x 54 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Clyde M. Carr

Reference Number

1930.19

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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