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Coat

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Native Name:
アットゥㇱ
Object Number:
A396B
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Ainu
Provenience:
Japan
Volcano Bay
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

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