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Fireman's coat (kajibanten)

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Fireman's reversible deerskin coat (kajibanten). The outer face is decorated at center back with the crest (mon) of the firefighting company, produced by paste-resist stenciling and indigo dyeing. On the face normally worn inside, paste resist is stenciled onto the leather which is smoked to...

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Provenance

Purchased by the MFA on June 26, 1996

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

99 x 129 cm (39 x 50 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1996.120

Medium or Technique

Leather (deerskin), silk; paste-resist stenciling with smoke-induced color (inden or fusube-gawa), oblique interlacing (cords)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes