Japanese Buddhist Kesa, 7-jo (7 column)

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late 19th century
43" x 76"
109 cm x 193 cm

This kesa is attractive for its four corner guardians who protect and exalt the four directions. This kesa is silk damask rather than the formal silk brocade and its stylized, geometric configuration of gold against blue is stark, modern and appealing. Its lining fabric is a lightweight silk dyed in botanical safflower (benibana).