EMBROIDERED HANTEN (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Probably custom‐made ‘hanten’ short coat for the leader class of ‘tobi-shoku’ (lit. ‘kite-worker’ / steeplejack). Early Showa period, 20th century, Japan.
Dark indigo dye cotton textile with such natty embroidery of kite with the eye of gold thread. Aged deterioration and restoration.
From sleeve to sleeve: approx. 118.5cm (46.65in), Length: approx. 82cm (32.28in), Width: approx. 53.5cm (21.06in)
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