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19th Century Patchwork Nagajuban
19th Century Patchwork Nagajuban
19th Century Patchwork Nagajuban
19th Century Patchwork Nagajuban
19th Century Patchwork Nagajuban
19th Century Patchwork Nagajuban
19th Century Patchwork Nagajuban
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19th Century Patchwork Nagajuban

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Lightly padded yosegire (patchwork)  mid-late 19th century juban undergarment. Some of the loveliest old garments that come through the shop are actually undergarments, and  were often made from  whatever  fabric remnants were on hand.   The outer pieced fabrics in this nagajuban are a mixture of kimono and kimono lining silks from the mid- late  19th century.  I was a little bit confused by the  man's name ( a few possible readings) written  on the back, but I expect it was  already on the orange  kimono lining fabric when in it was re-used to make  this garment.  The  black silk collar,  which would have been visible at the neckline under the main kimono, is quite worn.  While the structure of the garment as a whole is  sound unfortunately there are  a few areas of wear and insect damage - which you can see in the photos  - and many of the fabrics are quite fragile.  This   is why the price is lower than it would normally be for a garment of this character and age.   It's still a beautiful piece for display  but definitely needs to be kept out of sunlight and will be vulnerable to  further insect damage.  Approx 139cm long and 124cm  across the shoulders. 

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