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Coat

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Native Name:
ルウンペ
Object Number:
A397A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Ainu
Provenience:
Japan
Hokkaido
Shiraoi
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Cotton
Silk
Nettle
Technique:
Woven
Appliqued
Embroidered
Description:
Ainu woman's formal coat, ruunpe (ルウンペ). This coat was tailored with a number of different materials. The cotton cloth around the waist was most likely imported from Honshu, the largest island of Japan.
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller

Bibliography:

[Article] Hodges, Richard. 2008. "The University of Pennsylvania Museum: Changing Paradigms". Arts of Asia. 38 (5): 74-82. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 8
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[Catalogue] Ainu Bunka Shinkō Kenkyū Suishin Kikō. 2008. アイヌの工芸 : ペンシルバニア大学考古学人類学博物館ヒラーコレクション = Ainu collections : University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Hiller Collections. : Page/Fig./Plate: Cover, Fig. 5 pg. 16
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