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The Captain's Coat

2,950.00
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The Captain's Coat

2,950.00

A stunning fisherman's coat from Aomori. A thickly woven coat worn by a fisherman. The quality suggests that the owner was probably a man of high rank. The condition is outstanding with stitching around neck and armpits. Superstitious beliefs had it that the area around the neck needs to be kept warm to prevent misfortune. The woven fabric is made from shredded cotton of other fabrics. The fibers literally carry the history of a whole region. Due to decades of exposure to wind, sun, and saltwater, it has an extremely beautiful fade.

History

Late Edo early Meiji period, around 1850s. Aomori, northern Japan.

Fabric  

Cotton homespun and hand-loomed. All natural dyeing techniques.

Measurements   

Sleeve end to sleeve end: 125 cm / 49,2 in

 Length: 130 cm / 51,2 in

1,2 kg / 2,6 lbs

Condition

  • The fabric has been professionally cleaned and carefully ironed to preserve the organic dye
  • Great condition of fabric
  • Wonderful to display or wear
  • Vivid blue colors with sashiko ornamentation
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A stunning fisherman's coat from Aomori. A thickly woven coat worn by a fisherman. The quality suggests that the owner was probably a man of high rank. The condition is outstanding with stitching around neck and armpits. Superstitious beliefs had it that the area around the neck needs to be kept warm to prevent misfortune. The woven fabric is made from shredded cotton of other fabrics. The fibers literally carry the history of a whole region. Due to decades of exposure to wind, sun, and saltwater, it has an extremely beautiful fade.

History

Late Edo early Meiji period, around 1850s. Aomori, northern Japan.

Fabric  

Cotton homespun and hand-loomed. All natural dyeing techniques.

Measurements   

Sleeve end to sleeve end: 125 cm / 49,2 in

 Length: 130 cm / 51,2 in

1,2 kg / 2,6 lbs

Condition

  • The fabric has been professionally cleaned and carefully ironed to preserve the organic dye
  • Great condition of fabric
  • Wonderful to display or wear
  • Vivid blue colors with sashiko ornamentation