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kesa (priest's robe)
  • Japan
  • kesa (priest's robe), late 1600s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • silk, foil, paper, satin brocading
  • Object Length/Width: 114.5 x 226 cm
    Object Length/Width: 45 x 89 in
  • Museum purchase: Barbara Benton Wescoe Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1995.0013
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Seven "jo" or panel Buddhist kesa of pieced brocade. It has an abstract floral motif in a nested jagged ground. The large number of panels and high quality of the silk and brocade suggest that the kesa belonged to a high-ranking priest. It has silk and metallic foil on flat paper strips.