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    Seven-column priest's robe with court-dance theme

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Seven-column priest’s robe with court-dance theme, 1736
    Silk compound weave with supplementary silk and gold-leaf paper patterning wefts
    Length: 210.8 cm (83 inches)
    Bequest of Lucy T. Aldrich 55.408

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    Mantle Worn by a Buddhist Monk (Kesa)

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Mantle Worn by a Buddhist Monk (Kesa), 1786 - 1838
    Silk and gold-leaf gilt-paper discontinuous supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 226.1 cm (89 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.284

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    Jiangyi (Robe of descent)

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Jiangyi (Robe of descent), 19th century
    Silk and gilt paper-wrapped yarn slit tapestry weave (kesi), hand painted
    Length: 135.3 cm (53 1/4 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.242

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    Nō Theater Costume (karaori)

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Nō Theater Costume (karaori), late 18th-early 19th century
    Silk, gold-leaf gilt paper; twill weave, continuous supplementary weft, discontinuous supplementary-weft patterning
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.474