University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native Nameアットゥㇱ
Object Number: A396C
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Ainu
Provenience: Japan
Hidaka
Shiraoi
Section:Asian
Materials:Elm Fiber
Technique:Woven
Appliqued
Embroidered
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901

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.


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