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nizuri (vest)
  • Japan
  • nizuri (vest), early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Yamagata Prefecture, Tsuruoka District, Tohoku, Japan
  • cotton
  • Paper Type: Sashiko stitching
  • Object Length/Width: 31.7 x 57.1 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 1/2 x 22 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Barbara Benton Wescoe Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0008
Label Text

Unshaped vest (except for back of neck) with one long rectangular panel in back and two shorter panels covering the chest in front. The back and front are joined by a rectangular band, also decoratively stitched, sewn at the bottom of each front panel to slightly above the center back. The two front panels have cloth ties at bottom center. The garment is lined. The stitching is well executed and covers the entire garment. The predominant stitching pattern is all-over nesting diamonds. The stitching is natural white, the ground fabric is indigo blue and the lining is brown.