Antique Tsutsugaki Hanten with Conch Horn Pattern
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: item # 1181429
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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The circles of Bonji (Sanskrit) on the sleeves and the conch horn (used by samurai and priests) indicate this Hanten cotton jacket may have been worn by a pilgrim or someone in the trade of supplying religious objects. Later 19th century, it is in excellent condition.
The design is made in the resist technique where a pattern is drawn (usually with rice paste) before the cloth dyed. When the resist is washed away it leaves the pattern in negative.