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January 09, 2015

Fireman's coat with Ginkgo leaves, Edo period


Reversible fireman's coat (hikeshibanten) with interlocking circles, Chinese characters (kanji) and Ginkgo leaves.
Japan, late Edo period-early Meiji period, 19th century.

Costumes; outerwear. Freehand paste-resist dyeing (tsutsugaki) and hand-painted pigment on plain-weave cotton, cotton thread quilting (sashiko), 35 1/4 x 47 1/2 in. (89.54 x 120.65 cm).

Collection Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Photo: Wikimedia commons.

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