An image of Nô theatre costume

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Nô theatre costume

Other titles:
Noh theatre costume
Location
Not on display
Further information

Noh robes are the ultimate statement in quality, luxury and skilful weaving. This one is an 'atsuita', a robe used as an outer robe primarily for male roles. It is boldly decorated with alternating squares of eddy or whirlpool ('uzumoyo') motifs, and dragon roundels. In addition the backgrounds within the squares are enriched with trellis and 'Bishamon' diaper pattern; and the ikat dyed warps are arranged to form blocks of colour. The result is a superbly vibrant and impressive design.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2006.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615–1868
Year
circa 1800
Media
Textile
Medium
silk and gold; ikat dyed threads for the warp; brocade weave using flat strips of gilt paper
Dimensions
134.5 x 137.0 cm
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the VisAsia Dinner Fund to commemorate the 'Goddess: Divine Energy' exhibition 2006
Accession number
286.2006