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Antique Japanese Indigo Ikat Cotton Rain Coat
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Antique Japanese Indigo Ikat Cotton Rain Coat

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 1243350
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Emeryville, CA 94608

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Antique Japanese raincoat made of hand-woven indigo cotton with sixteen panels, dyed using a technique called ikat, in which bindings are applied to the cotton threads in any desired pattern and dye is applied over them. The bindings resist the dye, leaving behind patterns in the original color of the threads. The raincoat has two sides: One has white stripes and the other has an attractive design of white arrows and crosses. The raincoat has a cloth loop and grommet closure in front and a mandarin collar. There is minor wear and damage along the bottom edge of the garment, and interesting small holes from old patches.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 83" wide, 36" tall