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.
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- "Attus" Amip (Man's Coat)
- Made 1850–1870
- 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
- 140.3 x 132.8 cm (55 1/4 x 52 1/4 in.) Loom width of ground fabric: 34.6 cm (13 5/8 in.)
- Robert Allerton Endowment