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Fisherman's coat (maiwai)

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Gray-blue fisherman's ceremonial coat with red, blue, green, orange and gray crane and tortoise; pine, plum and bamboo; and a scene along the hem of Jo and Uba and the Island of Takasago.

Provenance

Purchased by David Paly, Gig Harbor, WA; gift from Paly to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of David Paly

Japanese, Late 19th to early 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Center back: 146.1 x 134.6 cm (57 1/2 includes 2 1/4" collar x 53 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1986

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; stencil dyed and hand painted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes