Nine Column Kesa with Distant Mountain Design

Brown ground silk brocade and quilted silk appliqué | 113 x 198.1cm | 19th century

Japanese Artist

When Buddhist priests enter a monastic community, they cut ties with secular pleasures, including fashionable attire. One of the garments they own as a symbol of austerity is a robe or mantle called kesa. They wear kesa during formal ceremonies, drap...
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