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MANTEAU DE NUAGES: KESA JAPONAIS, XVIIIe-XIXe SIECLES (Mantle of Clouds: The Japanese Kesa, 18th-19th Centuries). Krishna Riboud et al. Musee historique des Tissus, Lyon, 1991. Organized by Association pour l'Etude et la Documentation des Textiles d'Asie, Paris. Published by Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 136 pp. with 151 ills. (99 col.). 27 x 21 cm. ISBN 2711824837 In French.
Showcasing representative examples of a pieced vestment that has for many centuries served as the traditional apparel of Buddhist monks, this catalogue features excellent reproductions and detail views of 36 Japanese kesa along with individual commentaries on the works and essays discussing their history, production and religious significance.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — Japan — Textile/Fiber Arts
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054810
Paperbound $55.00    

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