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Jacket

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Wayne E. Nichols and Tomie Nagano in memory of Towako Ogasawara

Japanese, late Meiji, early 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Center back: 76.2 cm (30 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1066

Medium or Technique

Cotton, indigo, velvet, quilting (sashiko), ikat (kasuri), applique, tie-dye (shibori)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles, Resist, combination