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.
Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller
[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. 2 pg 14
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