Travel cape (bozugappa)

Japanese
Meiji
late 19th century


Object Place: Hokkaido Island, Japan

Dimensions

Center back: 99.1 cm (39 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1062

Medium or Technique

Cotton; plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dark colored indigo blue cape with white geometric patterning creating through double ikat weaving. Black velvet collar. Exterior string and toggle closure on proper right at neck. Interior string and toggle closure on proper left at neck. Interior of medium blue with white squares of gingham design. Constructed of sixteen gored (triangular) sections.

Provenance

Before 1985, inherited by Towako Ogasawara from her husband's parents, Shari-town, Hokkaido, Japan; 1985, gift of Towako Ogasawara to her daughter, 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