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Japanese Antique Textile Han-gappa Made of Kudzu Late Edo


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1386045

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Han-gappa (or dochu-gi) made of kudzu fiber for wefts and cotton for warps, all vegetable indigo dyed. The collar is made of imported wool. The fasteners made of spiral cord show it was made in Tenpo in late Edo period (1831~1845) according to the "Kinsei Fuzoku-shi" written by Kitagawa Morisada beginning from 1837 to 1867. Slits with piping are for swords. Kudzu kimono was mainly made in Kakegawa region in Shizuoka prefecture. In excellent condition except for a few small burnt holes in front and tiny moth bites in the woolen collar (mended). 128cm x 88cm