Buddhist Vestment (Kesa) with Figural Squares

Body of the kesa: silk lampas; squares: silk twill with supplementary weft patterning in metallic thread | 116.8 x 208.3cm | 18th century

Unknown Artist

The principal Buddhist vestment, termed kashaya in Sanskrit and kesa in Japanese, can be viewed many different ways: as a garment distinguishing clergy from laypersons; as a textile assembled in accordance with the rules of a school; as a product of ...
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