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Japanese Antique Textile Kappa with Kasuri and Stripes

Japanese Antique Textile Kappa with Kasuri and Stripes


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1411497

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GALLERY TSUMUGI
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3-6-15 Koyama, Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo, Japan
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 $350.00 
Kappa (cape) which was called "hikimawashi" or "maru-gappa" in old days. It is made of cotton with warp kasuri checker board pattern on one side and cotton stripes on the other side. It was worn on the occasion of travel over kimono. It has wool collar, probably imported. The word "kappa" came from Portuguese "capa". The Portuguese first came to Japan in 17th century. This collar also shows the influence of the western fashion design. The second half of the 19th century. Partly sewn by machine. In excellnt condition except for some moth bites in the rim of the collar. L:80cm