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This is a samurai's jinbaori which is worn over armors. The ground cloth is wool fabric called "goro or goro fukuren" which had been imported from western countries such as England or Holland from 16th and 17th centuries. It has patchwork crest "katabami-mon" in the back. Katabami (sorrel) is a kind of weed which is strong and fertile so that it was often used for the samurai's crest. The front panels are made of silk silver brocade and the lining is printed cotton imported from Europe. The design of the jinbaori was modeled on the clothing of the Spanish or the Portuguese who came to Japan around 16th century. Generally in good condition with the original cords and buttons except for two stains, in the neck and in the back. The former half of the 19th century. 61.5cm x 95cm