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kesa (priest's robe)
  • Japan
  • kesa (priest's robe), 1700?, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • silk, gold thread, silver thread, twill, patchwork
  • Length/Width/Depth: 203.5 x 111 cm
    Length/Width/Depth: 80 x 43 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2190

Seven-panel kesa (priest's robe) with a design of asa no ha (hemp flowers). esign of asa no ha (hemp flowers) cut into patches and reassembled into the large central rectangle. The outer border and the patches at the corners of the inner rectangle have a design of flowering vines. Brown silk patchwork.