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Buddhist Monk's Mantle (Kesa)

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Buddhist Monk's Mantle (Kesa), 1850-1875
80 in. x 44 in. (203.2 cm x 111.76 cm)

Object Type: Textile
Technique: Woven
Accession Number: T662

Two types of silk lampas.

Object Description
Large rectangular Buddhist monk's robe (kesa) made of pieced panels of two types of silk. The main fabric displays repeating geometric motifs on a blue ground. Smaller pieces of another red and gold silk are afixed to the corners (called "king" patches and "bodhisattva" patches)

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