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Japanese Antique Textile Samurai's Jinbaori Vest

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1310995

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Samurai's jinbaori which is worn over armors. The ground cloth is wool fabric called "goro or goro fukuren" which had been imported from western countries such as England or Holland from 16th and 17th centuries. It has patchworked woolen crest "Kuyo-mon" in the back. The front panels are made of silk silver brocade and the lining is printed cotton chintz imported from Europe. The design of the jinbaori was modeled on the clothing of the Spanish or the Portuguese who came to Japan around 16th century. Generally in good condition for the age but the piping (kobiri) has wear and has two tiny moth holes (2mm and 1.5mm) in the lower left in the back and also wear in the silver brocade in the collar. The first half of the 19th century. W:54cm, 62cm L:86.5cm