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Man's Robe

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
For much of their history, Ainu people wore clothing made from a woven bark-cloth called attush. As cotton became available through trade with China and southern Japan, it was added sparingly as an ornament. Robes such as this one, made entirely from cotton, were expensive and often had to be pieced together from multiple small sections of material.
CULTURE Ainu
MEDIUM Cotton and silk
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 55 1/8 x 51 9/16 in. (140 x 131 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
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ACCESSION NUMBER 12.751
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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Ainu. <em>Man's Robe</em>, 19th century. Cotton and silk, 55 1/8 x 51 9/16 in. (140 x 131 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 12.751. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 12.751_front_PS9.jpg)