University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901

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. The central back panel, with silk cloth applique and nettle thread (irakusa) stitching is very old, possibly 200-300 years. The sleeves and middle band are later additions. The applique is more in the style of Volcano Bay.


Bibliography:

[Article] Hodges, Richard. 2008. "The University of Pennsylvania Museum: Changing Paradigms". Arts of Asia. 38 (5): 74-82. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 8View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 16View Objects cited in this Publication

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