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1925

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1994

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Ainu Robe (Northern Japan)

This is a Ainu robe. It is dated early 20th century and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is cotton and its technique is printed fabrics pieced in reverse appliqué technique, embroidered. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation and Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Funds.

  • Robe (Japan)
  • cotton appliqué and embroidery on elm bark (ohyo) foundation.
  • Gift of Alice Boney.
  • 1962-67-1
  • Parka (USA)
  • beluga whale gut, sinew, grass twine.
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 22/7435.
  • 17.2012.8

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 130.2 x 128 cm (51 1/4 x 50 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Ainu Robe (Northern Japan); cotton; H x W: 130.2 x 128 cm (51 1/4 x 50 3/8 in.); Museum purchase from Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation and Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Funds; 1994-92-1

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