Nô theatre costume
- Other titles:
- Noh theatre costume
- Lower Asian gallery
- 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: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615–1868
- circa 1800
- silk and gold; ikat dyed threads for the warp; brocade weave using flat strips of gilt paper
- 134.5 x 137.0 cm
- Purchased with funds provided by the VisAsia Dinner Fund to commemorate the 'Goddess: Divine Energy' exhibition 2006
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