Buddhist Vestment (Kesa) Made from a Noh Costume (Karaori) with Autumn Grasses and Butterflies, Rectangular Pillow

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This 20 x 12 inch pillow is made from a motif derived from textiles from a Buddhist vestment, which was made from a Noh costume, showing autumn grasses and butterflies. The original, which is from the 18th or 19th century, is twill-weave silk brocaded with silk and metallic thread

To make the pillow, the design is printed onto special paper, and then transferred using heat and pressure to become part of the fabric. This sublimation process creates a soft, breathable, vibrantly colored material.

The fabric is pre-shrunk polyester — soft and durable, with a moisture-resistant coating. The pillowcase is machine washable, with a concealed zipper. The resilient polyester filling insert retains its shape, and can be washed by hand.


The source pixels are at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.