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Clothing

Object Number:29-96-189
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Length: 81 cm
Width: 55 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Buddhist garment (rakusu 絡子) worn by Zen practioners. The garment is made up of stitched together fragments of cloth to represent the Buddha's robe which was made up of collected rags. The back is white so that the Dharma name of the student can be written on it when they are ordained. The garment is worn around the neck and has four straps. It is made of a bright green ribbed silk, embroidered with floral motives in salmon pink and brown.

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