Warrior’s surcoat (jinbaori) with Nabeshima crest

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Medium
Dutch wool (rasha), silk with supplementary-weft patterning in silk and silver-leaf paper (ginran), silk chirimen, silk cord, stencil-dyed leather, and gilded leather
Dimensions
H x W: 86.4 x 69.9 cm (34 x 27 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2009.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Costume and Textile
Type

Surcoat (jinbaori)

Keywords
brocade, couching, crepe, Edo period (1615 - 1868), embroidery, gilding, Hauge collection, Japan, knotting, napping, stencil dyeing, warrior, weft patterning, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From early 1950s to 2009
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 2009
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2009

Notes:

[1] According to curatorial notes, this garment was acquired by Victor Hauge while he was living in Tokyo in the early 1950s. It was either purchased directly from the Tokyo dealer Heisando or bought at auction at the Tokyo Bijutsu Club, with Heisando placing the bid for Mr. Hauge.

Heisando Co., Ltd., 1-2-4 Shiba-koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo, phone: 03-3434-0588.

Previous Owner(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919-2013, 1923-2015)

Published References
  • A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World. New York. p. 77.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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