Japanese Textiles and Folk Art

Kappa Cape

MISC 706 $800.00

Age: Circa Late 1800s to Early 1900s

Material: Cotton

Texture/Technique: Made from hand-woven indigo kasuri, Hand-sewn

Main Colors: Deep indigo blue

Condition: "Rustic" due to the age and use. There are 3 very small holes in the interior, otherwise it is still in a very good condition.

Notes/Remarks: The concept originated from Portugal. The Japanese created this type of rain cape, kappa, with cotton fabric and treated with tung oil to make it waterproof. It is a lovely and rare folk-craft.

 

Radius: Approximately 34" Circle: Approximately 2/3 of a circle"

 

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