Kataginu
Japan
Pigment on hemp
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
H: 25" x W: 29"

Kataginu were over-vests worn by Samurai officials or their representatives as part of their traditional costume or kanishimo. This unusual example of light gauzy material is decorated on the reverse with a saddle and stirrup motif and the samurai’s crest, which appears between the wearer’s shoulder blades.

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Vicki Shiba :: Kataginu, Japan
Vicki Shiba :: Kataginu, Japan
Vicki Shiba :: Kataginu, Japan