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    Semi-formal Buddhist vestment (7-column kesa)

    Unknown artist, Japanese; Edo, Japan
    Semi-formal Buddhist vestment (7-column kesa), first half of 19th century
    Silk, gilt mulberry paper; compound weave, supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 210.5 cm (82 7/8 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.397

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    Semi-formal Buddhist vestment (7-column kesa)

    Unknown artist, Japanese; Edo, Japan
    Semi-formal Buddhist vestment (7-column kesa), 18th-19th century
    Silk, gilt mulberry paper; compound weave, supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 208.3 cm (82 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.320

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    Man's Court Robe

    Unknown artist, Chinese; Manchu
    Man’s Court Robe, 1736-1795
    Silk and gold-wrapped thread slit-tapestry weave (kesi) with fur trim
    Center back length: 143.5 cm (56 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.390

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    Robe

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Robe, 19th century
    Silk; tapestry weave (ko’ssu), painted
    Center back length: 137.8 cm (54 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.414

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    Priest Ohi

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Priest Ohi, 1662 - 1722
    Silk and gold-wrapped yarn compound weave, pieced
    Length: 133.4 cm (52 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.440

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    Coat

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Coat, 19th century
    Silk; crepe, embroidered
    Center back length: 93.3 cm (36 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 37.044

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    Robe à la française

    Unknown artist, French
    Robe à la française, 1760-1770
    Silk ribbed weave (cannele) with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts
    Center back length: 150.5 cm (59 1/4 inches)
    Museum purchase with funds from the Museum Associates in honor of Eleanor Fayerweather 82.287.1

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    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan

    T. Hodgkinson, shirtmaker
    English
    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan, ca. 1900
    Monogrammed cotton plain weave, cotton novelty weave, and silk novelty weave
    Anonymous gift 82.053.1

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    Dolman

    Unknown artist, American; European
    Dolman, ca. 1880
    Wool jacquard weave with silk chenille fringe
    Gift of Mrs. E. R. Behrend 59.124.7

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    Suit worn by James Adams Woolson (1829-1904)

    Unknown artist, American
    Suit worn by James Adams Woolson (1829-1904), 1880
    Cotton seersucker jacket and trousers
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Byron Satterlee Hurlbut 58.166.20

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    Mantelet

    Unknown artist, Probably; French
    Mantelet, ca. 1890
    Silk voided velvet with ostrich feather trim
    Gift of Lea S. Luquer 57.080.1

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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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