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Japanese Antique Textile Maru-Gappa Cape Made of Hand-Spun Cotton

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1455253

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Maru-gappa or hikimashi which is a cape made of hand-spun and vegetable indigo dye cotton. The outer side has stripes and the inner side has kasuri pattern. The The piping is hemp tape. The name kappa (gappa) is originated from the Portuguese word cape which was worn by missionaries who came to Japan in 16th century. In excellent condition for the age, but one hole in the neck in the stripe side and some dirty part in the hemp piping. The second half of the 19th century. L:92cm, Length of the hem:Approx. 3m36cm