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Japanese Antique Textile Sashiko Indigo Fireman's Hood Zukin

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1417170

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Kaji-zukin (fireman's hood) made of vegetable indigo dye cotton with hand-stitched sashiko. Sashiko thread is also indigo dyed cotton. The feature of this zukin is the crest in the front head which is hand-embroidered "Tsuta" character. Water was poured over head before a fireman entered a fire site. Late 19th to early 20th century. Cloth in the back of the front panels is cotton with stripes. In excellent condition. Width when folded:31cm, Length:49cm