Patchwork coat

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 20th century
  • Geography

    Tohoku, Japan
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W: 121.5 × 119.5 cm (47 13/16 × 47 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    The full-length garment uses pieces of indigo dyed tie-dyed (kasuri) cotton with careful balance and workmanship in the left-right symmetry of segments of different patterns in differing quantities, even to the small triangular patches on each side on the front. The hem is precisely finished with a narrow band of contrasting fabric. The garment is reinforced with a grid of fine quilting. The sleeve structure indicates that this garment was worn by a woman, while the muted colors suggest a woman of middle age.
  • Origin

    Tohoku, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of the Jeffrey Krauss Collection of Japanese Textiles
  • Type

    Costume and Textile
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