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"Attus" Amip (Man's Coat)

A work made of elm tree bark fiber, plain weave; center back and outer edges appliquéd with cotton, plain weave; underlaid with cotton, plain weave; embroidered with cotton in laid work and couching.
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  • A work made of elm tree bark fiber, plain weave; center back and outer edges appliquéd with cotton, plain weave; underlaid with cotton, plain weave; embroidered with cotton in laid work and couching.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868), c. 1860

Artist:

Ainu
Japan, Hokkaido Island

About this artwork

The fiber of this coat, seen here in its natural color, is made from the inner bark of the ohyō tree, a member of the elm family. The geometric patterns are made of indigo-dyed cotton attached with an appliquéd techinque.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Ainu

Title

"Attus" Amip (Man's Coat)

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1850–1870

Medium

Elm tree bark fiber, plain weave; center back and outer edges appliquéd with cotton, plain weave; underlaid with cotton, plain weave; embroidered with cotton in laid work and couching

Dimensions

140.3 × 132.8 cm (55 1/4 × 52 1/4 in.) Loom width of ground fabric: 34.6 cm (13 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Robert Allerton Endowment

Reference Number

1998.4

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