This is samurai's battle surcoat in Edo period.
It is a family crest of the deer horn and the character in the cotton of the indigo dye. There is a motif of Maru also in surroundings of the skirt. It is very a battle surcoat of Chatami. There are discoloration in the plain wood cotton and the white ground of the collar.There is no damage. It is very good. It is a very valuable excellent article. In this item, the family crest (mark of the deer horn) in the part of the back is tsutsugsaki.
The motif to which lower Maru came in succession is katazome.
Please add to your collection by all means.It was said the lion the deer old. Especially, the doe was said and the hart was said [seka] to mechanism. This [seka] changed to the deer. The deer was believed as god's use. Especially, the deer in the Haruhi Shinto shrine in Nara is famous for a long time. It is assumed that the god of Kashima had rid on the deer. Itsukushima Shinto Shrine in Age and the deer of the Suwa belief are known well. Generals at Warring States Period used Kazuno also for the helmet.
The Suwa family and the Kimishima family use deer's family crest and the Kondo family is using it. It is ,so to speak, Mr. Kondo's representative crest. Because the god whom Mr. Kondo believed in is enshrined to the Haruhi Shinto shrine, it is not possible did come and to know.
Shikakurake family might use deer's family crest, and here come from the family name.
size:82cm x 66cm (32"x26")