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Coat

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Native Name:
アットゥㇱ
Object Number:
A396A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Ainu
Provenience:
Japan
Hidaka
Shiraoi
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Elm Fiber
Technique:
Woven
Appliqued
Embroidered
Description:
This Ainu coat, attus (アットゥㇱ), is made out of the inner bark fiber from a tree. The bark was softened by soaking it in running water until it could be twisted and woven into cloth using a loom. These pieces were then stitched together and cotton was appliqued to the surface.
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller

Bibliography:

[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: Fig. 3 pg. 15
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