Leather Coat (Kawabaori) with Pattern of Large Shrimp

Leather, silk | 107.3 x 127.3cm | 19th century

Unknown Artist

During the Edo period most kawabaori were used by townsmen who wore them for protection from the cold and for festival wear. The lively pattern of large shrimp resulted from a resist process called kataoki in which the pattern was reserved in the nat...
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