MH2882 1930's TSUMUGI SILK JUBAN, YOSHITSUNE AND BENKEI
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1930's or earlier.
Across Shoulders and Sleeves 48 1/2 inches ( 121.5 cms )
Length 50 1/2 inches ( 126.6 cms )
Very Good for the age, the back seam and seams at the bottom of the juban have pulled a long the silk, see photos. The inner cream lining is discoloured and has some areas of patina.
This is a lovely, rare item, a man's juban in thick, woven tsumugi silk. The juban dates from around the 1930's or could be earlier. The design is a famous Japanese tale, the meeting between the warrior monk, Benkei and Yoshitsune Minamoto. The colours are typical of the period. The collar is black silk and the lining is cotton. Probably not for wearing but wonderful for display and handicrafts, also very collectable!
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