Attush Robe
Hokkaido
Elm bark fiber, cotton; applique, embroidery
Meiji period,(1868-1912)  circa 1885
50 x 54 in /137 x 127 cm


A superb Attush Robe with rare alternating light and dark indigo striping.
It features an elegant composition, including bold and fine-line graphics;
Similar to the piece on the special edition Ainu cover of the Thomas Murray 2019 publication: Textiles of Japan