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Drawing of Japanese Bast Fibre Tunic

Drawing of a bast fibre tunic with embroidery, collected by Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796-1866). Drawing of a bast fibre tunic with embroidery, collected by Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796-1866). © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz., acc. no. I A 5194.

The Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin holds a drawing of an embroidered, Japanese bast fibre tunic. The drawing was collected by Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796-1866). It shows the type of tunic, worn by the Ainu, discussed elsewhere in TRC Needles. The German physician Von Siebold worked for the Dutch government at Deshima between 1823 and 1829, and settled in Leiden, The Netherlands, upon his return from Asia.

The drawing measures 26.5 x 37 cm.

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin online catalogue (retrieved 4 December 2016).

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