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Japanese Antique Textile Kudzu-fu Dochugi

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1266244

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Dochu-gi (coat) made of kudzu-fu (kudzu is "devil's tongue in English), which is handwoven of kudzu fibers for wefts and cotton threads for warps. Kudzu-fu was mostly produced in Kakegawa in Shizuoka prefecture in late Edo period. Dochu-gi is a coat for outdoor or travel. It has a black wool collar and buttons made of silk cords in almost perfect shape which are usually damaged. In excellent condition except for a tiny moth hole in the wool collar and the black piping has wear. Late Edo or early Meiji period (19th century)