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What is this?

Robe made from narrow widths of cloth woven from elm bark, in tobacco brown with varied stripes of dark indigo blue and white. Dark blue cotton appliqué with white couched-thread embroidery adorns the hemline, sleeve cuffs, and upper back. Dark blue cotton neckband.

This is a robe from Japan. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1962. Gift of Alice Boney. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: cotton appliqué and embroidery on elm bark (ohyo) foundation technique: appliquéd and embroidered in couching stitches on plain weave foundation label: woven elm bark (ohyo), appliquéd and embroidered with cotton

Its dimensions are

H x W: 128.9 × 118.1 cm (50 3/4 × 46 1/2 in.)

This object was donated by Miss Alice Boney

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