Jacket

Japanese
late Meiji
early 20th century


Object Place: Aomori Prefecture, Japan

Dimensions

Center back: 76.2 cm (30 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1066

Medium or Technique

Cotton, indigo, velvet, quilting (sashiko), ikat (kasuri), applique, tie-dye (shibori)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Combination

Farmer’s quilted (Hirosaki sashiko) coat. Dark indigo blue body tie-dyed (shibori) with butterfly and flower motif. Patterned kasuri textile fragments applied onto shoulders and front. Black velvet collar. No closure.

Provenance

1989, sold by an antique shop in Hirosaki City, Aomori, Japan to Tomie Nagano, West Roxbury, MA; 2012, gift of Nagano to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Wayne E. Nichols and Tomie Nagano in memory of Towako Ogasawara