Art Finder Text Detail  
Item Actions
Ratings (0)
Title

Cho_ken with Bamboo Pattern: Gallery Label - Current

Author

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Date

2003-03-10

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Cho_ken, literally "long silk," is a type of unlined jacket made of semi-transparent, gauze silk fabric into which designs are woven or embroidered with gold-leafed and colored threads. The side seams are not sewn together, which allows it to swing and flutter as the actor dances. While cho_ken are used mainly for female roles, actors portraying noblemen can also wear them.
Details
Comments (0)
Tags (0)
 
Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009