From: Japan | Hokkaido | Volcano Bay | Shiraoi
Curatorial Section: Asian
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Japan | Hokkaido | Volcano Bay | Shiraoi|
|Technique||Woven | Appliqued | Embroidered|
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, 1901|
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