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Japanese Antique Textile Cotton Maru-gappa Cape Edo Period

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1281645

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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Cape made of cotton kasuri on one side and cotton stripe on the other which are hand-spun and natural indigo dyed. It is called "maru-gappa" or "hiki-mawashi". It was worn on the occasion of travel. The word "kappa" came from Portuguese "capa". The Portuguese first came to Japan ca. 17th century. The piping is made of handwoven hemp. Generally in good condition but kasuri side has a mending patch and a hole. The stripe side has wear and several holes. Late Edo period, the first half of the 19th century. L:80cm