Farmer's quilted (Hirosaki sashiko) coat. Dark indigo blue body tie-dyed (shibori) with butterfly and flower motif. Patterned kasuri textile fragments applied onto shoulders and front. Black velvet collar. No closure.
1989, sold by an antique shop in Hirosaki City, Aomori, Japan to Tomie Nagano, West Roxbury, MA; 2012, gift of Nagano to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)
Gift of Wayne E. Nichols and Tomie Nagano in memory of Towako Ogasawara
Japanese, late Meiji, early 20th century