Japanese Ainu Attush Robe
Ainu people, Hokkaido, Japan, 19th century
Attush (inner bark from an elm tree) with cotton appliqué and embroidery
51" (w) x 49" (h)
The patterns around the openings and edges of the robe are believed by the Ainu to protect the wearer from evil gods which can enter the garment through openings.This is example is in great condition and the elm fiber has a fine handle.
Inventory no. 6368
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