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Buddhist Priest Mantle (Kesa)

Buddhist Priest Mantle (Kesa)

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Originally developed out of necessity, poor Buddhist monks utilized old remnants of material cut into squares and joined to form a panel with a new pattern. Eventually these pieces evolved into quite splendid and opulent creations. Used to distinguish the followers of Buddha, these garments were worn draped over the left shoulder.

Circa: 18th c

Origin: Japan

Material: Silk and paper brocade (kinran)

Condition: Some wear to backing, otherwise excellent

Dimensions: 45" x 80"

Inventory number: TX3949

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Our vintage and antique pieces have traveled throughout the world and survived decades - maybe even centuries - of use. Do not expect them to be in perfect or *new* condition. Signs of their past makers and owners may be noticeable such as small holes, loose threads, & stains. In our opinion, this adds to their charm!