$ 950.00 $ 1,760.00
Adapted from Portuguese priests in the 16th century, it was initially used only by the military elite until the 18th century when the more common classes adopted it as a travel garment. The cape is made of striped cotton fabric on one side and checked cotton fabric on the other. There are eighteen panels laid out in a circular arc with a small upright collar and ivory fasteners. In between the two fabric faces, there is a layer of paper treated in persimmon tannin which helps with protection from rain and adds warmth. You can see part of this liner from a slight loss at the bottom of one of the panels.
Cotton fabric, Edo period, 19th century.(Ref: Yo No Bi, Seattle Art Museum, p.69)
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