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Japanese Antique Fusube-gawa Fireman's Hood

Japanese Antique Fusube-gawa Fireman's Hood

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1264643

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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Fireman's hood made of deer skin with check patterns which are dyed with the technique called "fusube-gawa". The deer skin is smoked with burning rice straws and gets brown color. Fusube-gawa is used for armors or wallets. The lining is cotton cloth dyed with kaki-shibu (persimmon tannin juice). Very good condition but has some stains and wear. 19th century. L:48cm W:41cm