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Description

Robe, striped elm-bark cloth (attush) with abstract designs in blue cotton calico applique and embroidery around hem, cuffs and collar, worn by a man: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Museum reference

A.1909.499.48

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Robe

Production information

Hokkaido, Japan, East Asia

Date

19th - early 20th century

Style / Culture

Ainu people (Hokkaido), Japanese

Materials

Elm, Plant fibre, Cotton

Physical description

Woven elm bark and applied blue calico embroidered with scrolling patterns

Exhibitions

  • A Scottish Physician's View: Craft and Spirit of the Ainu from the N. G. Munro Collection (26 Apr 2002 - 01 Sep 2002)
    Historical Museum of Hokkaido
    Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History

References

A Scottish Physician's View: Craft and Spirit of the Ainu from the N. G. Munro Collection (2002), no. 77 (p.60)

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 1 »
World Cultures »
Living Lands »
Co.5

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