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Man's robe (chijiri)

Ainu
mid-20th century
Worn by Masayosi Moniwa (Japanese, 1917 - 1977)


Dimensions

Center back: 137.8 cm (54 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2017.55

Medium or Technique

Wool twill embroidered with silk

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Classifications

Costumes

Dark blue-black wool robe embroidered with white, blue green, yellow and purple silk with traditional Ainu patterns including the three basic motifs–thorn, eye, and spiral.

Provenance

Before 1977, owned and worn by Masayoshi Maniwa, Kawau Onsen, Japan; before 1977, gift of Masayoshi Maniwa to Tae Isori, Kawau Onsen, Japan; 2017, gift of Tae Isori to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 2017)

Credit Line

Gift of Tae Isori in memory of Akira Isori