Costumes for Kyogen, a humorous form of Japanese theater, are often created using paste-resist dyeing technique to make designs stand out against colored backgrounds, as with the graphic lotuses seen on this early nineteenth-century suō
(jacket) in the Museum’s collection. Originally worn by an actor playing the role of a samurai lord, we have adapted it for our striking shawl.
Silk. Imported. 80'' x 24''.