"Kesa: Japanese Buddhist Monks’ Vestments"

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"Kesa: Japanese Buddhist Monks’ Vestments"
Kesa (detail), Edo period (1603–1868), mid-/late 18th century.

The Art Institute's Department of Textiles presents an exhibition of kesa, the intricately woven garments traditionally worn by Japanese Buddhist monks and priests. The display includes a selection of 23 garments, some which date back to as early as 1615. 

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