"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.

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Artist

Ainu

Title

"Attus" Amip (Man's Coat)

Origin

Japan

Date

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 x 132.8 cm (55 1/4 x 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

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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