A wonderful kusari katabira (samurai undergarment) of iron chain mail on an indigo dyed linen ground. The fine links have been lacquered, softening the look of the mail, and reducing friction and wear both to the chain links and the jacket. The jacket itself is made from a loosely woven, lightweight linen dyed with a natural indigo, which has faded to a gorgeous light blue hue. The jacket is secured at the front by two sets of linen ties.
Mounted on a custom stand.
Length of jacket alone: 28″
|MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:
||Hand forged, lacquered chain mail, indigo
dyed linen, custom display stand
||Hand forged and lacquered chain mail, indigo dyed linen, custom display stand
||Wear consistent with age and use.
||41 in. (104 cm)
||4 ft. 2 in. (127 cm)
||8 in. (20 cm)
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