Jacket (shigotogi, happi)

Japanese
Meiji or Taishô period
late 19th or early 20th century


Object Place: Northern Honshu, Japan

Dimensions

94.0 x 118.1 cm (37 x 46 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1983.513

Medium or Technique

Cotton, indigo; plain-weave, tie resist-dyed (shibori), ikat (kasuri), stencil resist-dyed and quilted (sashiko)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dark blue, three-quarter sleeve cotton jacket with side vents made of two layers quilted together (sashiko) with simple flower, created by stencil resist-dyeing, and arc motifs, created by tie-dying (shibori), on the torso and simple crosses on the sleeves, stripes on the lower front edge and arrow feather motifs on the lining, created by the ikat (kasuri) technique. This was probably used by a farmer as a work jacket.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA on December 7, 1983

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund