Antique Japanese Kappa—A Cotton Kasuri Rain Cape
A Meiji-era kappa, a type of rain or traveler's cape, made of hand-loomed and hand-dyed indigo cotton. One side is entirely double kasuri with a geometric pattern, while the reverse is a wide stripe. A name created with a simple sashiko running stitch is placed along the hem.
This is a beautiful and unusual item, excellent for display or for use. Two toggle closures appear to be original while a third was replaced with a metal button.
Dimensions: Roughly 34" from collar to hem, and nearly 80" wide when laid flat