From: Japan | Hokkaido | Volcano Bay | Shiraoi

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name アットゥㇱ
Object Number A396B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ainu
Provenience Japan | Hokkaido | Volcano Bay | Shiraoi
Section Asian
Materials Elm Fiber
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.

Length 110 cm
Width 108 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901

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