Sleeveless Work Jacket for Sledge Pulling (Sorihiki Sodenashi)

Plain-weave fabrics of cotton and of cotton and silk, some reinforced with embroidery | 85.7cm | Late 19th-early 20th century

Unknown Artist

On the Shōnai plain of Yamagata prefecture in the northern part of the main island of Honshū, an area known for producing high-quality rice, farmers used sledges to haul fertilizer to the fields. Vests of this kind were developed specifically for pul...
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