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Nuihaku, Nō theater costume

1870 ca.

Mudec - Museum of Cultures

Mudec - Museum of Cultures

Nuihaku theater costumes, which take their name from the technique of embroidering with gold leaf imprints, were generally worn by woman characters, either as an undergarment or wrapped at the waste with hanging sleeves. Europeans began importing costumes used in Nō theater as early as the 17th century, fascinated by their refined quality and lavish decorations.

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  • Title: Nuihaku, Nō theater costume
  • Date Created: 1870 ca.
  • Physical Dimensions: h 160 cm
  • Provenance: Japan
  • Type: Costume
  • Rights: Giovanni Battista Lucini Passalacqua Collection - Museum of Cultures, Milan - GIAP 958
  • Medium: Gold leaf on silk satin, embroidery

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