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Travel cape (bozugappa)

Dark colored indigo blue cape with white geometric patterning creating through double ikat weaving. Black velvet collar. Exterior string and toggle closure on proper right at neck. Interior string and toggle closure on proper left at neck. Interior of medium blue with white squares of gingham...

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Before 1985, inherited by Towako Ogasawara from her husband's parents, Shari-town, Hokkaido, Japan; 1985, gift of Towako Ogasawara to her daughter, 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, Meiji, late 19th century

Object Place

Hokkaido Island, Japan


Center back: 99.1 cm (39 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton; plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts